Jimmy Durante’s Ode to Roosevelt and the National Recovery Administration

This short promo from 1933 combines unquestioning hero worship of a politician and unexceled ignorance about economic basics. Lest you think that this is a relic of a simpler time, compare and contrast with the YouTube of the notorious pro-Obama children’s choir.

David Beito is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and editor of the Independent book, The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society (with Peter Gordon and Alexander Tabarrok).
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