History doesn’t repeat itself. As the cycles rise and fall there are always different circumstances, new actors and a different spirit in the people. Somehow, it seems, we even learn a thing or two along the way. As we confront the possibility of a new Depression we can see that our leaders are responding to it in a way that may make all the difference. First, however, it’s good to take a look back at what worked the last time – and what didn’t.