Sally Clarke, in The Journal of Eco- nomic History (Mar. 1991), 21 1 Watkins Home, Hall Ctr. for the Humanities, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045.
Many Americans have come to believe that government interference with market forces always hinders economic growth. Clarke, a historian at the University of Texas, has come up with a case to the con- trary: New Deal intervention in the agri- cultural economy.
To be sure, setting prices and restrict- ing farm production Washington "dis-torted c...