Tag: Civilian Conservation Corps
Mayoral Nostalgia for the New Deal

In an article published in the Wall Street Journal on March 8, 2010, Louise Radnofsky reports that the U.S. Conference of Mayors claims it “can put thousands to work on infrastructure projects, as was done in the 1930s.” The mayors expressed a collective willingness to hire people on jobs that benefit their communities—provided, of…
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A New Study of the Political Economy of the Great Depression and World War II

Over the years, I have undertaken a series of studies of the political economy of the Great Depression and World War II. Some of the more important ones appear in revised form as chapters 1-5 in my book Depression, War, and Cold War (2006). I have recently made another brief study along these lines, and it has been…
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