America's Greatest Booms and Busts By Padmini Parthasarathy July 29, 2011 Get Mic daily:Sign upThat's not a valid email address!You're in! We'll email you soon. SHARE TWEET POST Like us on Facebook: SHARE TWEET POST Padmini ParthasarathyPadmini Parthasarathy is a journalist and former PolicyMic intern. Her writing has appeared in The Times of India, Washington Square News, Vitamin W, Huffington Post and PolicyMic.Follow @ppartha Get five stories every day that challenge you to rethink the world.Sign upThat's not a valid email address!Thanks for signing up! We think you'll like these too.The Slay⚡ News AlertsThe MovementThe PayoffOne-click subscribeYou didn't pick any newsletters!Thanks!