The Stock Market crash began thursday 24 october 1929. The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries and did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941.
This is what happened almost 83 years ago, the economic system (based on capitalism, gold, money, minerals) hasn't changed since that time. This same economic system grew until 2007, when the credit crisis started.
Now it's 2012 and the USA is again nearing elections and the economy is going down again after four years of crisis with ups and downs. And a lot of political rethoric has been used and nothing has improved yet.
Will the economy start to improve post elections? (After they have gained power from this historical elections, to gain even more power, because back then it was about power too (crash caused political change in Germany and became an empire, done via depression and euforism, emotion of the people)
If the economic system was fundamentally changed there could be no same type of repeat (stock market crash), now a repeat of 1929 can happen again (if it happens will it happen in december, after elections when they have all the votes in their pockets?)