Sacramento Bee Calls Living New Deal “A Spectacular Gift”

This Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Sacramento Bee ran a long piece chronicling the important work we’ve been doing! You can read the full article on their website.

From the introduction:

When Gray Brechin decided several years ago to develop a catalog of thousands of New Deal projects built in the 1930s, one of his goals was to show how government could help Americans when it embraced a humanitarian ethos.

At the time, Brechin, a UC Berkeley geographer, could not have known how much his effort would be relevant to the debate being waged in America today over the extent to which government should aid the least fortunate among us when a growing gap divides the top 1 percent and the rest of us.

Read the rest here.

And don’t miss the video they’ve assembled:

Alex Tarr is an assistant professor of Geography in the department of Earth, Environment and Physics at Worcester State University and member of the Living New Deal board of directors.

One comment on “Sacramento Bee Calls Living New Deal “A Spectacular Gift”

  1. Andrew Laverdiere

    It’s a pretty good article, although it’s odd that the fight over the 1933 Bank Act (Glass Steagall) wasn’t brought up since there are 4 bills currently in front of the Congress on the urgent need of re-instating it languishing due to pressure from Wall Street, the Fed, and the administration. It was the first and most important step FDR had to take in order to clean out the banking system and reign in the dictatorial behavior of Morgan, et al. combined with the reorganization of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation as the credit mechanism to get everything built in the tradition of national banking that Alexander Hamilton bequeathed to us. However, more telling is the comments on the article which reflect how brainwashed people have become due to decades of Wall Street financed propaganda though their think tank mouthpieces like the Cato Institute, American Enterprise Institute, etc. The nation is in a depression again, combined with a drought that is destroying the west, hyperinflationary speculation dominates, and as FDR himself said, “Stripped of the lure of profit by which to induce our people to follow their false leadership, they have resorted to exhortations, pleading tearfully for restored confidence. They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers. They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish.”

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