The events of the 1930s and 1940s
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I make a big deal of the tax hikes of the 1930s — first the Smoot Hawley Tariff, and then the Hoover tax hike of 1932 — mostly because they are largely ignored by economists who would rather believe that it was all a mysterious aftereffect of a decline in stock prices. Stocks go down, and everyone loses their “animal spirits,” and poof! — ten years of tragedy leading to a World War. You would think that people would find that a little simplistic. (On the other hand, I think economists like it because it places no blame on the government. Economists know on which side their bread is buttered.) Also, it was not just U.S. policy, but very similar policy around the world. Virtually all countries had tariff hikes of a similar scale as the Smoot Hawley Tariff (60% tariff on just about everything), and also many countries had domestic tax hikes on the scale of the 1932 Hoover hike. In fact, Hoover was imitating policies in Britain and Germany, who were really the first with the big domestic tax hikes.
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You will find many similarities in fashion between the late 1930s and the early 1940s, as fashion was not necessarily a top priority during the war years. The silhouette was generally the same in the early forties, though emphasis on a strong shoulder became more prevalent. Shoulder pads were very common in garments from suits to dresses and blouses. The “look” of the early forties tended to be very military-inspired, as it was a direct reflection of the world events at that time.