The Legacy of New Deal Projects and Trump

“‘You’ve got to think in terms of long-range investment and realize that these things are paying us back in lots of different ways,’ says Robert Leighninger, author of Long-Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal. ‘Education, health, and recreation—all the stuff whose value is hard to calculate is important to our national well-being.'” Another shout-out to The Living New Deal and its team from Curbed, assessing the legacy of New Deal infrastructural projects in today’s political climate.

Gabriel Milner is Project Manager for The Living New Deal. He is a trained cultural historian who teaches courses in U.S. History at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

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