The Name-That-Depression Contest

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The Name that Depression Contest, Part II

by Walter Block by Walter Block Recently by Walter Block: What Shall We Call the Present EconomicCrisis: AContest

Previously, see here, I introduced a contest to give a title to our present depression. It is now time to give the results of the voting.

But before we do, let us introduce a few introductory matters. (Hey, I’ve got to keep the suspense going!) You will remember that contestants were asked to rate the options according to the following schedule: 3 points for first choice, 2 points for second, and 1 point for the third option.

Some people, however, either in addition to doing that, or instead, offered yet additional names, other than those I offered for voting (based on past surveys of mine, and, again, to be seen here). Since some of these new suggestions were very intriguing, I hope no one will take it amiss if I also list these new candidates. Naturally, none of these new entries could have won, since they were not on the ballot, and only their creators, not the general LewRockwell.com voting public, knew of them. (In retrospect, I should have either forbidden this practice, or encouraged it; in the event, I did neither. Mea culpa. Put this down to my inexperience with regard to running such contests.) I also list the names of these new contributors, so that everyone can have a handy convenient record of this entire matter.

With no further ado, here is the outline of what appears below. I. New suggested depression titles, II. new authors, III. the results of the voting. I also include my own personal favorites among both the IV. older and V. newer suggested lists. Section VI. concludes with a grand finale, a massive list of all suggested names, both older and newer ones.

I. New suggested names (I have deleted from this list all of those that have already appeared here and are thus duplicates)

  • After the Boom is the Depression Depression
  • American Imperial Depression
  • America’s Last Gasp Depression
  • Atlas Shrugged Live Depression
  • Bad numbers are good numbers because they’re not as bad as predicted Depression
  • Bailout Depression
  • Bankster Bailout Depression
  • Beltway Decay Soiree’
  • Bend Over and Take It Up the A$$ Depression
  • Bend Over, Here It Comes Again Depression
  • Big Bubble No Cattle Depression
  • Black Swan Derivate Depression
  • Bubblession Depression
  • Change is Good Depression
  • Confidence Collapse Depression
  • Constitutional Currency Crises
  • Cousin Eddie Depression (the more you feed him, the longer he stays!)
  • Credit Bubble Depression
  • Credit Depression
  • Crises of Consequences Depression
  • Dead Fed Red Cred Depression
  • Decentralizing Depression
  • Depression from Hope
  • Depression You Can Believe In
  • Depression, Nailed!
  • Derivatives Leverage the World Depression
  • Devaluation Manifestation Depression
  • Diversity Depression
  • Dollar Demise Depression
  • Dollar Dysentery Depression
  • Donkey-Elephant Depression
  • Double Debt Depression
  • End of Empire Emergence of Liberty Depression
  • Entirely Predictable Depression
  • Equal Opportunity Lender Depression
  • Excuse Dribbling In Depression
  • Fascism Depression
  • Fed (up) Depression
  • Fed Bubble Depression
  • Fed Depression and Irresponsibility Crisis (FDIC)
  • FED Madoff (with our funds) Depression
  • Fed Meltdown
  • Fed’s Fiscal Fiasco
  • Fed’s Free Money for Friends Depression
  • Fiat Money Depression (FMD)
  • Final Depression
  • Fraudulent Money Depression (FMD)
  • Free Money Depression
  • Game, Set & Depression
  • Get a Smith and Wesson Depression
  • Global Insolvency One: The Last Revenge of The Nation States Depression
  • Goldman-Sachs Depression
  • Good God we Got Greedy Generating Growth Depression
  • Grand Theft, Civilization Depression
  • Great Anthropogenic Global Meltdown of the Economy (GAG ME)
  • Great Centralization Depression
  • Great Corporate Capitalist Caused Depression
  • Great Depression Squared
  • Great Derivative Depression
  • Great Dispossession Depression
  • Great Fed Depression II
  • Great Goldman Gouge
  • Great Government Depression
  • Great Governmental Goof
  • Great Inflation Depression
  • Great Meltdown Depression
  • Great Repossession
  • Great Socialist Failure
  • Great Un-moderationing Depression
  • Greatest Depression
  • Greedy bankster leverage of over the counter derivatives to privatize gains and socialize losses Depression
  • Greenspan Depression
  • Greenspan Obama Depression
  • Greenspan Panic
  • Greenspan’s Folly
  • Heckuva Job, Feddie! Depression
  • How’s That u2018Hope and Change Working For You’ Depression
  • Hyper Depression
  • I can’t believe there’s no butter Depression
  • Imperial Depression
  • Irrational Inflation Depression
  • It has never been a better time to buy (with borrowed fiat money) Depression
  • Judgment from the land of God Depression
  • Keynesian Collapse
  • Keynesian Failure Depression
  • Krugman Depression
  • Krugmanapocalypse Depression
  • Lazy Uncle Depression (to reach those not fortunate enough to have enjoyed the ”Vacation” series)
  • Lipstick on a Pig Depression
  • LooterFest 2.0
  • Mad Money Mayhem Depression
  • Manifest Destiny Depression
  • Meddlers Misadventure Depression
  • Mission Accomplished Depression
  • Mobapulooza Depression
  • Money Dysentery Depression
  • Monopoly Depression
  • Morning After Depression
  • Mortgage Madness Meltdown
  • Newer Deal
  • New World Disorder Depression
  • Night of the Walking Fed Depression
  • Nobody’s Fault Depression
  • Not So Great Depression
  • Obamamedia Dare not Name Depression
  • Obama’s Big Adventure
  • Obamination of Desolation
  • Paul Krugman is Wrong Depression
  • Paul Krugman’s Wet Dream Depression
  • People’s Republic of Depression
  • Peter Schiff Said So Depression
  • Phony Money Depression
  • Ponzi’s Revenge Depression
  • Post Greenspan Bubble Depression
  • Post Irrational Exuberance Depression (PIED)
  • Predicted Depression
  • Printing Press Depression
  • Pump and Slump Depression
  • Rates are at Historic Lows Depression
  • Redeflation Depression
  • Second Depression
  • State Depression
  • Swine Flu Depression
  • Symbols Trump Reality Depression
  • TANSTAAFL’s Revenge
  • The Bad Mortgage, Bad War, Send Home the Immigrant Labor, Minimum Wage Increase, Labor Participation Rate Decrease Depression
  • The Bankers’ Clanker Depression
  • The Bankers’ Trust Bust
  • The Banking Oligarchy’s Depression
  • The Belt Town Meltdown (as in “Beltway”)
  • The Beltway Bust
  • The Beltway Decay Buffet
  • The Bernanke Triangle Depression
  • The Big Ill from Capitol Hill Depression
  • The Boomer Boom Bust
  • The Break-the-Buck Cluster
  • The Bubble Bubble
  • The Central Bank Tank Depression
  • The Corruption Eruption Depression
  • The Counterfeiters’ Calamity
  • The DC Bumble and Tumble Depression
  • The Debt & Devaluation Disaster
  • The Devaluation Annihilation Depression
  • The Dollar Debasers’ Debacle
  • The End of the Dollar Depression
  • The Fed made it Happen Depression
  • The Federal Reserve Banana Curve
  • The Fed’s Bubble Trouble
  • The Fed’s Fiasco
  • The Fed’s Homemade Depression
  • The Four Horses of the Apocalypse’s Depression
  • The Free Cash Crash
  • The Free Cash Crash Depression
  • The Georgetown Meltdown
  • The Grand Failure of the Fed Depression
  • The Great American Crash
  • The Great American Dream 
  • The Great American Nightmare
  • The Great Chicken Roost
  • The Great Counterfeiting Depression
  • The Great Credit Crisis
  • The Great Delusion
  • The Great Dollar Dump
  • The Great Enlightenment
  • The Great Fiat Flame-Out Depression
  • The great fiat monetary correction/depression
  • The Great Undoing
  • The Great Unwinding
  • The Greater Depression
  • The Hope For Change Depression
  • The Ill from Capitol Hill Depression
  • The Keynesian Krack-up Katastrophe
  • The Last Empire
  • The Long Hemorrhage
  • The Macro-Meltdown
  • The Maestro’s Funeral Dirge
  • The Magnificent Depression
  • The Millennial Depression (worst in 1000 years)
  • The Monetary Meddlers’ Misadventure
  • The Obama Dump
  • The Oligarchy of Idiot’s Depression
  • The Pains of Keynes’ Remains Depression
  • The Panic of ’09
  • The Paper Cash and Burn Depression
  • The Policymakers’ Earthquaker
  • The Policymakers’ Economy Breaker
  • The Second Fed Depression
  • The Second Interventionist Depression
  • The Thief-and-Thug-a-thon
  • The Washington Washout
  • The What-me-worry? Depression
  • The World Wide Crack-up boom
  • The wouldn’t know it if it hit you in the wallet depression
  • These are the Voyages of the Starship Depression
  • They think it’s all over but it isn’t, Depression
  • Third K Depression
  • Thug Depression
  • Under Keynesianism Reality Is Postponed (UKRIP) Depression
  • Under Socialism Actuarial Reality Is Postponed (USARIP) Depression 
  • US Government’s War on Wealth Depression
  • US Pre-Emptive Depression
  • We Didn’t Learn Our Lesson Depression
  • We-Never-Learn Depression
  • Who is sorry now Depression
  • Won’t get fooled again Depression
  • Woods’ Bonanza Depression
  • World Depression that we caused
  • World Greed Depression

    $58     $39    

II. Here is a listing of those who made these new proposals:

  • Dave Auntus
  • Andy Bacon
  • Randy Bentz
  • Kelly Black
  • Bohica
  • Brian Burgess
  • Bobby Caruso
  • Doug Casey
  • Dave Charters
  • Christopher Michael Collins 
  • Mike Conaghan
  • Odis Ellis
  • Paul Filhiol
  • Rob Gadget
  • Stuart Grant
  • Phillip A. Hanta
  • Thomas Hayes
  • Bryan Kazmaier
  • Kenneth S. Komisarek
  • Robert Lallier
  • Jim Mellander
  • Stori Misbach
  • Ross Mohan
  • R. L. (Bob) Nathan
  • Gary North
  • Ohsopronto
  • Bill Raser
  • Richard Shipley
  • Matt Stiles
  • Scott Sutton
  • Aaron David Ward
  • Rob Wheeler
  • Alan Wilson
  • Nick Wolff

If I have inadvertently left your name off this list, please let me know, and I’ll strive mightily to see that justice is done, somehow.

III. The results of the voting. And now, tah dah, drum roll please, to the main business of the day. Here are the ten winners, with the number of points garnered by each (numbers in parentheses); but remember, the only contestants can be found here, not in the present essay, except interspersed with the new suggestions in section VI:

1. Fiat Money Depression (59) 2. Greater Depression (44) — Bill Bonner has promoted and popularized this one 3. Ron Paul was Right Depression (41) 4. Greenspan-Bernanke Depression (39) 5. Great Depression II (38) 5. Federal Reserve Depression (38) 7. Great Keynesian Depression (26) 8. Fed’s Second Depression (25) 9. Bush-Obama (BO) Depression (24) 10. Mother of All Depressions (18) 10. Friedman-Keynes Depression (18) 10. A Depression You Can Believe In (18) 10. Attention Deficit Depression (18) 10. Manic Depression (18) 10. We-Learned-Nothing-From-The-Great-Depression Depression (18)

Honorable mention to the following, which received between 13 and 17 points, and are now listed in alphabetical order: Austrian School Predicted Depression, Big Government Depression, Central Bank Depression, Debt-pression, Fannie and Freddie Muck, Great Repression, Meltdown Depression

    $15      $13    

IV. My rankings among the old suggestions (which can be found here). I’m sorry, I can’t resist. Here are my own candidates, in rank order. Hey, don’t whine. I get to give my own votes since it took me a lot of work to put this all together, and I am nothing if not a devotee to the labor theory of value (just kidding about this last part!)

1. Fiat Money Depression 2. Fed’s Second Depression 3. Ron Paul was Right Depression 4. Greenspan-Bernanke Depression 5. Bush-Obama (BO) Depression 6. Friedman-Keynes Depression 7. Economists Gone Wild Depression 8. We-Learned-Nothing-From-The-Great-Depression Depression 9. "Yes We Can" Depression 10. We Deserve It (because we elected these clowns) Depression

V. My own personal favorites amongst the new suggestions in alphabetical order (all candidates appear in section I, above)

  • After the Boom is the Depression Depression
  • Change is Good Depression
  • Dollar Demise Depression
  • End of Empire Emergence of Liberty Depression
  • Fed Depression and Irresponsibility Crisis (FDIC)
  • FED Madoff (with our funds) Depression
  • Fed Meltdown
  • Fraudulent Money Depression (FMD)
  • Game, Set & Depression
  • Get a Smith and Wesson Depression
  • Great Meltdown Depression
  • How’s That u2018Hope and Change Working For You’ Depression
  • Keynesian Collapse
  • Night of the Walking Fed Depression
  • The Beltway Bust
  • The Big Ill from Capitol Hill Depression
  • The Central Bank Tank Depression
  • The Counterfeiters’ Calamity
  • The Georgetown Meltdown
  • The Great Counterfeiting Depression
  • The Hope For Change Depression
  • The Keynesian Krack-up Katastrophe
  • The Second Fed Depression
  • These are the Voyages of the Starship Depression
  • We Didn’t Learn Our Lesson Depression

I think we are all looking for the same things in a title: first of all, accuracy and naming names (of philosophies, persons) if at all possible, but then, also pithiness, humor and presence. Does the title "grab you" or not is the bottom line, here. The reason, I think, the votes were so all over the lot was because these criteria are so subjective. Also, I confess, I’m a sucker for rhyming and alliteration (don’t ask), so titles featuring these dimensions place higher on my list than they would otherwise deserve.

    $25       $19    

VI. The grand finale. Here are all the titles submitted to me for naming our present depression:

  • A Depression You Can Believe In
  • After the Boom is the Depression Depression
  • American Imperial Depression
  • America’s Last Gasp Depression
  • Atlas Shrugged Live Depression
  • Attention Deficit Depression (for our lack of attention to history and its lessons)
  • Austrian School-Predicted Depression
  • Bad numbers are good numbers because they’re not as bad as predicted Depression
  • Bailout Depression
  • Banking-Depression.
  • Banking-Insurance-Depression (BI-Depression).
  • Bankster Bailout Depression
  • Beginning of End of the Dollar Depression
  • Beltway Decay Soiree’
  • Bend Over and Take It Up the A$$ Depression
  • Bend Over, Here It Comes Again Depression
  • Bernanke’s Tar Baby Depression
  • Big Banana (the Carter administration presided over an economic downturn but did not want to call it a recession, so they referred to it as a “Banana”) 
  • Big Bubble No Cattle Depression
  • Big Government Depression
  • Black Swan Derivate Depression
  • Bubblession Depression
  • Bum Deal Depression
  • Bush-Obama-Depression (BO-Depression).
  • Central Bank Depression
  • “Change” Depression.
  • Change is Good Depression
  • Confidence Collapse Depression
  • Constitutional Currency Crises
  • Cousin Eddie Depression (the more you feed him, the longer he stays!)
  • Crap Capital Panic
  • Credit Bubble Depression
  • Credit Depression
  • Crises of Consequences Depression
  • Dead Banks Recession
  • Dead Fed Red Cred Depression
  • Debt Depression
  • Debt-pression
  • Decentralizing Depression
  • Democratic Party-Depression (DP Depression)
  • Depression from Hope
  • Depression to End all Depressions
  • Depression You Can Believe In
  • Depression, Nailed!
  • Derivatives Leverage the World Depression
  • Devaluation Manifestation Depression
  • Diversity Depression
  • DNC-Depression. Barney Frank-Depression.
  • Dollar Demise Depression
  • Dollar Dysentery Depression
  • Donkey-Elephant Depression
  • Double Debt Depression
  • Echo Depression
  • Economic Debacle of 2009
  • Economists Gone Wild Depression (All-Economists-Apart-From-Austro-libertarians-Gone-Wild Depression.)
  • Empire’s Depression (we are a bankrupt empire.)
  • End of Empire Emergence of Liberty Depression
  • Entirely Predictable Depression
  • Equal Opportunity Lender Depression
  • Excuse Dribbling In Depression
  • Fannie and Freddy Muck
  • Fascism Depression
  • Fed (up) Depression
  • Fed Bubble Depression
  • Fed Depression and Irresponsibility Crisis (FDIC)
  • FED Madoff (with our funds) Depression
  • Fed Meltdown
  • Fed’s depression
  • Fed’s Fiscal Fiasco
  • Fed’s Free Money for Friends Depression
  • Fed’s Second Depression
  • Federal Reserve-Depression (FR-Depression which sounds close to FDR-Depression!).
  • FeD-ON-CRACK Depression
  • Fiat Bank Depression/Collapse
  • Fiat Money Depression (FMD)
  • Final Depression
  • First Meltdown of the 21st Century Depression
  • First Quadrillion Depression
  • Frank-Dodd-Obama-New Century-Raines-ACORN-Cramer-Kudlow Depression
  • Fraudulent Money Depression (FMD)
  • Free Money Depression
  • Friedman-Keynes Depression
  • Game, Set & Depression
  • Get a Smith and Wesson Depression
  • Gigantic Depression
  • Global Insolvency One: The Last Revenge of The Nation States Depression
  • Goldman-Sachs Depression
  • Good God We Got Greedy Generating Growth Depression
  • Grand Cahuna Depression.
  • Grand Theft, Civilization Depression
  • Great Anthropogenic Global Meltdown of the Economy (GAG ME)
  • Great Cainseyian Depression (Cain killed Abel; in reference to the present statist economic system trying to kill off free enterprise once and for all.)
  • Great Centralization Depression
  • Great Corporate Capitalist Caused Depression
  • Great Debt-pression (debt-prison)
  • Great Deleveraging Depression
  • Great Denouement Depression
  • Great Depression 2.0.
  • Great Depression II.
  • Great Depression on Steroids
  • Great Depression Squared
  • Great Derivative Depression
  • Great Devaluation
  • Great Dispossession Depression
  • Great Fed Depression II
  • Great Goldman Gouge
  • Great Government Depression
  • Great Governmental Goof
  • Great Green Depression
  • Great Inflation Depression
  • Great Keynesian Depression
  • Great Meltdown Depression
  • Great Regression Depression
  • Great Repo Session
  • Great Repossession
  • Great Repression
  • Great Socialist Failure
  • Great Stagflation.
  • Great Stagflationary Depression
  • Great Terminal Depression
  • Great Un-moderationing Depression
  • Great Western Depression
  • Greater Depression
  • Greatest Depression
  • Greedy bankster leverage of over the counter derivatives to privatize gains and socialize losses Depression
  • Greenspan Depression
  • Greenspan Obama Depression
  • Greenspan Panic
  • Greenspan-Bernanke Depression.
  • Greenspan’s Folly
  • Heckuva Job, Feddie! Depression
  • How’s That u2018Hope and Change Working For You’ Depression
  • Hyper Depression
  • I can’t believe there’s no butter Depression
  • Imperial Depression
  • Indebt Depression.
  • Indebted Depression.
  • Intervention Depression.
  • Irrational Inflation Depression
  • It has never been a better time to buy (with borrowed fiat money) Depression
  • It’s not a depression we’re in; it’s an Oppression…with emphasis on O
  • Judgment from the land of God Depression
  • Keynesian Collapse
  • Keynesian Failure Depression
  • Krugman Depression
  • Krugmanapocalypse Depression
  • Lazy Uncle Depression (to reach those not fortunate enough to have enjoyed the ”Vacation” series)
  • Lipstick on a Pig Depression
  • LooterFest 2.0
  • Mad Money Mayhem Depression
  • Mainstream Media Depression (MSM-Depression)
  • Mainstream-Economists-On-Crack Depression
  • Manic Depression
  • Manifest Destiny Depression
  • Meddlers Misadventure Depression
  • Meltdown Depression (guess who’s book inspired this one)
  • Messiah-Depression.
  • Mission Accomplished Depression
  • Mobapulooza Depression
  • Money Dysentery Depression
  • Monopoly Depression
  • Morning After Depression
  • Mortgage Madness Meltdown
  • Mother of all Depressions
  • Mr. Market Stomps Washington
  • New World Disorder Depression
  • Newer Deal
  • Night of the Walking Fed Depression
  • No green shoots depression
  • Nobody’s Fault Depression
  • Not So Great Depression
  • Obama-Depression (OB-Depression)
  • Obamamedia Dare not Name Depression
  • Obamanic Depression
  • Obama’s Big Adventure
  • Obamination of Desolation
  • Oppression Depression.
  • Paul Krugman is Wrong Depression
  • Paul Krugman’s Wet Dream Depression
  • People’s Republic of Depression
  • Peter Schiff Said So Depression
  • Phony Money Depression
  • Ponzi’s Revenge Depression
  • Post Greenspan Bubble Depression
  • Post Irrational Exuberance Depression (PIED)
  • Predicted Depression
  • Printing Press Depression
  • Pump and Slump Depression
  • Rates are at Historic Lows Depression
  • Redeflation Depression
  • Regulatory Depression/Collapse
  • Republican Party Depression (RPD)
  • Revolutionary Depression
  • Rich Banker Full Employment Program Depression
  • Ron Paul was Right Depression
  • Ron Paul was Right Economic Crisis
  • Second Depression
  • State Depression
  • Swine Flu Depression
  • Symbols Trump Reality Depression
  • TANSTAAFL’s Revenge
  • Terminal Depression
  • The Bad Mortgage, Bad War, Send Home the Immigrant Labor, Minimum Wage Increase, Labor Participation Rate Decrease Depression
  • The Bankers’ Clanker Depression
  • The Bankers’ Trust Bust
  • The Banking Oligarchy’s Depression
  • The Belt Town Meltdown (as in “Beltway”)
  • The Beltway Bust
  • The Beltway Decay Buffet
  • The Bernanke Triangle Depression
  • The Big Ill from Capitol Hill Depression
  • The Boomer Boom Bust
  • The Break-the-Buck Cluster
  • The Bubble Bubble
  • The Central Bank Tank Depression
  • The Corruption Eruption Depression
  • The Counterfeiters’ Calamity
  • The DC Bumble and Tumble Depression
  • The Debt & Devaluation Disaster
  • The Devaluation Annihilation Depression
  • The Dollar Debasers’ Debacle
  • The End of the Dollar Depression
  • The Fed made it Happen Depression
  • The Federal Reserve Banana Curve
  • The Fed’s Bubble Trouble
  • The Fed’s Fiasco
  • The Fed’s Homemade Depression
  • The Four Horses of the Apocalypse’s Depression
  • The Free Cash Crash Depression
  • The Georgetown Meltdown
  • The Grand Failure of the Fed Depression
  • The Great American Crash
  • The Great American Dream 
  • The Great American Nightmare
  • The Great Chicken Roost
  • The Great Counterfeiting Depression
  • The Great Credit Crisis
  • The Great Delusion
  • The Great Dollar Dump
  • The Great Enlightenment
  • The Great Fiat Flame-Out Depression
  • The great fiat monetary correction/depression
  • The Great Undoing
  • The Great Unwinding
  • The Greater Depression
  • The Hope For Change Depression
  • The Ill from Capitol Hill Depression
  • The Keynesian Krack-up Katastrophe
  • The Last Empire
  • The Long Hemorrhage
  • The Macro-Meltdown
  • The Maestro’s Funeral Dirge
  • The Magnificent Depression
  • The Millennial Depression (worst in 1000 years)
  • The Monetary Meddlers’ Misadventure
  • The Obama Dump
  • The Oligarchy of Idiot’s Depression
  • The Pains of Keynes’ Remains Depression
  • The Panic of ’09
  • The Paper Cash and Burn Depression
  • The Policymakers’ Earthquaker
  • The Policymakers’ Economy Breaker
  • The Second Fed Depression
  • The Second Interventionist Depression
  • The Thief-and-Thug-a-thon
  • The Washington Washout
  • The What-me-worry? Depression
  • The World Wide Crack-up boom
  • The wouldn’t know it if it hit you in the wallet depression
  • These are the Voyages of the Starship Depression
  • They think it’s all over but it isn’t, Depression
  • Third K Depression
  • Thug Depression
  • Twenty First Century Flop
  • Under Keynesianism Reality Is Postponed (UKRIP) Depression
  • Under Socialism Actuarial Reality Is Postponed (USARIP) Depression 
  • US Government’s War on Wealth Depression
  • US Pre-Emptive Depression
  • We Deserve It (because we elected these clowns)-Depression (WDI-Depression)
  • We Didn’t Learn Our Lesson Depression
  • We-Learned-Nothing-From-The-Great-Depression Depression
  • We-Never-Learn Depression
  • Who is sorry now Depression
  • Won’t get fooled again Depression
  • World Depression II
  • World Depression that we caused
  • World Greed Depression
  • “Yes We Can” Depression
  • You-Can-Have-It-Now Depression
  • Zombie Bank Slump

Thanks to all who have participated both by suggesting titles, and for voting. This has been an exhilarating experience, putting this all together. But, I think I’m going to bow out of the contest business. Believe me, it takes a lot of time.

If I had the energy to do this, which I do not, I would run this contest, twice again. I would forbid all new entries; we already have quite enough of them. First, I would offer all of the options in section VI. And, then, I would do it again, listing only the top 10—20 or so for a final vote. In this way, we could eliminate candidates that only garnered a few votes, and focus everyone’s attention on those options that scored the highest.

Whew, this has been quite an experience.

Let me end on this note. It is important, no, imperative, that we keep LewRockwell.com not only going, but expanding too. Please read this important essay, and do make a financial contribution to support this vital means of Austro-libertarian communication.

Dr. Block [send him mail] is a professor of economics at Loyola University New Orleans, and a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is the author of Defending the Undefendable and Labor Economics From A Free Market Perspective. His latest book is The Privatization of Roads and Highways.

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