Markeidric Walker Walker من عند Irina 447012، رومانيا
I heard an interview with author Nick Taylor this morning on NPR. Nick Taylor speaks as well and charmingly as he writes, which is saying a lot. Hearing him and then receiving several book recommendations from book friends this afternoon, I am compelled to share Nick Taylor's good word. His analysis of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) clears up lots of mosconceptions about the effectiveness of that program and its long-lasting benefits, which extended well beyond the actual numbers of individuals who got jobs and paychecks. Taylor enlivens his political-historical analysis with entertaining, informative narratives about the people who administered and those who benefitted from the WPA. While he doesn't explicitly make comparisons to the present recession to the depression of the 1930s, those comparisons frequently leap off the pages. The political and economic similarities of the 1930s and the present are remarkable. Several governors, for example, would not allow the WPA into their state unless they could administer the funds themselves, without federal 'interference.' Imagine.