Hell-Bent for Depression

September 1944
New Republic;9/11/44, Vol. 111 Issue 11, p308
Focuses on the unemployment problem in the U.S. due to cuts in war production. Provision to retrain war workers has been dropped; Passage of an unemployment-insurance bill by the House; Rejection of the theory supporting mass purchasing power; Argument of business group Committee for Economic Development, which gets tax advice from labor adviser Beardsley Ruml, for centralized support of mass purchasing power; Criticism of New Deal program by the U.S. farm population.


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