Saturday, April 11, 2009

Economic stimulus -- then and now

Economic stimulus -- then and now -

Nice piece with lots of details on WPA projects in the Bay Area!

"'We have allowed our sense of public life to wither and die and to be content with the bare minimum of everything,' said Robert D. Leighninger Jr., author of 'Long-Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal.'

'Now, we don't want to pay for schools, and things like public art and museums are regarded as frills instead of things that we can all enjoy. We don't have a sense of what public life could be like if we were willing to pay for it.'"

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