Pub Date2013
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When Government Helped: Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal

Sheila Collins, Trudy Goldberg (eds.)
Oxford University Press

When Government Helped systematically evaluates some parallels between The Great Depression and the 2007-2008 global economic meltdown, not only in terms of their economic causes and consequences, but also in terms of their political and cultural contexts and the environmental crises that afflict both periods. The positive and negative lessons for contemporary policy-making are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of authors across a range of policy arenas. This book is a unique blend of disciplines that presents a new set of guideposts–some beneficial, some cautionary–for the future.