An Economic Portrait of America circa 1935

What picture does Steinbeck draw for us in The Grapes of Wrath of the world in terms of God’s place in it, nature, human nature, and the artifices in place before the Great Depression and the artifices that needed to be changed in response to the Great Depression?

  • Significant to note that during the roaring twenties the free market and business enterprise were deified via the re-emergence of Adam Smith's theories and the rise of social Darwinism. This free-market, laissez-faire ideology was severly problematized by the events of the Depression-era. – Jonathan Judd 7 years ago

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