We watched an episode of Dr Who on BBC America (originally aired in April 2007, apparently) that is set in 1930 in Hooverville in New York’s Central Park. Yes, I know that there wasn’t a Hooverville in New York until 1931 – wikipedia.

Interesting setting – depression era New York brought to you by those clever chaps that do Dr. Who. Kind of spooky, actually.

If, as, and when the current credit bubble goes down, and there is a severe recession or depression, how much of the 1930s will be reprized? Will men gather in the cities and live in make-shift housing in Central Park, St Louis, Seattle? Obamaville? Clintontown?