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Congress Should Look to the Harding Administration for a Playbook on Ending Recessions

America’s relationship with the free market is on the rocks as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Economic commentators have already begun calling the current crisis a recession. The government response to this apparent recession has been unprecedented. But there is another, better way to tackle our economic woes. If we take a look back at our history, we can find a model in President Warren Harding’s wildly successful laissez faire approach to tackling the Recession of 1920.