A Federally-Funded Jobs Program? Lessons from the WPA

University of Missouri, Kansas City, Economics professor John Henry (a honorable name in its own right) writes that the federal government can – and should – create jobs, just as it did under the New Deal.  See Prof. Henry’s remarks on the amusingly-named blog, Naked Capitalism.  There’s a terrific slide show there, too, by Mitch Green, on what the New Deal achieved.

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WPA workers - from Mitch Green slide show

Richard A Walker is the director of the Living New Deal.

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