Obama's "New Deal" raises questions about the success of FDR's original

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Senate will vote today on the passage of the $838 billion economic stimulus bill. And with Senators expected to pass what has been called President Obama’s New Deal, an old debate about the original New Deal is bubbling up again. Did FDR’s heralded program really drag the U.S. out of the Great Depression or was it World War II that put us back on track? The Takeaway is looking at both sides of that coin with Amity Shlaes, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, and Nick Taylor author of American Made, a history of FDR's Works Progress Administration.

Guests:

Amity Shlaes and Nick Taylor

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher and Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

Noel King

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