Self-Help in Hard Times

Zinn, Chapter 15

The right to employment, housing, medicare

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The dominant narrative/understanding of FDR and the New Deal

The Real Deal: FDR friend or foe of the peoples?

The tools: National Recovery Act

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Take control of the economy through labor agreements that were dominated by big business

Re-organize capitalism - overcome crisis & stabilize the system AND head off rebellion/unions & socialists