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New Deal programs were insufficient in scope to really pull the nation to full employment, but they were hugely ameliorative and created public infrastructure that we are still using - the state parks in California, for one example, and a good number of the county court houses, public hospitals and school buildings in the USA. I have done work in more than one high school in LAUSD that was in part financed by the WPA.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Nov 28th, 2014 at 10:15:12 AM EST
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I thought it included the TVA and a huge dam.

Less labour to put up a slew of turbines strung across the great plains.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Nov 28th, 2014 at 08:01:28 PM EST
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Both the TVA and the Rural Electric Commission were New Deal programs, but Hoover Dam was started under Hoover. But the Army Corp of Engineers has been overseeing US dam construction at least into the '60s.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Nov 29th, 2014 at 01:36:54 AM EST
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