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New Deal



  • Pencil Leaners

    by Jeff Sparrow

    As Australia considers government support to artistic workers inspired by the US New Deal, important differences in context should be observed. 



  • It Didn’t Have to Be Like This

    The New Deal, per historian Eric Rauchway, illustrates the relationship between the American economy and American democracy.



  • Greening the Old New Deal

    National service and a green new deal, with lessons from the old new deal, could be the first step in “civilianizing” our nation, and beyond recovery, enhancing the world’s prospects for health, justice, and sustainability.



  • The Lessons of the Great Depression

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    The larger lesson the New Deal offers is that recovery is a complex and painful process that requires the participation of many, not directives from a few. And that, ultimately, we’re all in this together.



  • Biden Is Planning an FDR-Size Presidency

    Biden's advisers agreed: If they were going to talk about lessons from history, their future calls might as well dive into the Great Depression and World War II.



  • Cities and States need Aid – But Also Oversight

    by Daniel Wortel-London and Brent Cebul

    The history of New Deal-era federal aid to local governments suggests that cities need both funds and strict oversight; programs that worked through local business elites often created unsupportable demands on local finances. 



  • States Are in Crisis. Why Won’t Trump Help?

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    The abandonment of a federalist system where states are accountable to Washington and residents everywhere can expect equitable treatment is recasting the United States of America to favor States over United.