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Christina Romer uses our experience from the Great Depression for examples of what to do, and what not to do, in our current situation. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. If politicians in the US and in Europe were more concerned with improving the economy ,so that we could better deal with longer term debt issues, we could restore economic growth. A failure to do so would be a failure of a democracy that is broken and in need of revival as well.