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Women at Halftime Podcast

Oct 26, 2021

Historical cycles are the up and downs of history that repeat themselves. Similarly, a business cycle follows the expansion and contraction of economic activities. The writer and philosopher George Santayana (1863-1952) wrote the quote many of us have heard from our instructors through the years, Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

I believe this is true in many respects but would like to put a little different twist on the documentation of historical cycles, putting them in ten-year chunks. Every decade has some feeling of hopelessness, but has always come through, with innovation and strength. That should give most of you hope—it definitely did for me! We will start with the 1930’s. Full Article: