Great Depression historian Robert McElvaine found that economic downturns can cut down on consumption and help people focus on what really matters in life.

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Key Concepts

Consumers, Economic Equity, Redistribution of Income, Distribution of Income, Standard of Living, Unemployment, Debt, Recession, Consume, Character, Depression

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