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the government controlled businesses by deciding what to make, setting prices, wages, and working conditions.
hired workers for thousands of public works (construction) projects (schools, libraries, airports etc.)
the government paid farmers to produce less so prices would increase. Crops and animals were destroyed to keep supply low (and demand high!)
economic policies should benefit big business; the money will trickle down to the lower classes
supply and demand
if the supply is up, and the demand is low, price goes down. if the demand is high, and the supply is low, price goes up
The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck; the story follows a poor family as they travel from the Dust Bowl region to California.
War of the Worlds
by Orson Welles; a radio broadcast that was so realistic people thought that aliens were actually invading the Earth
The Dust Bowl
A series of major sandstorms that buried houses, destroyed farmland and killed livestock in the Great Plains in the 1930s
Suggested "Share Our Wealth" program: $2000 income, $5000 house, car to everyone. 100% tax on all annual incomes over $1 million.
"Radio priest" who criticized the New Deal; he grew increasingly anti-Semitic until the Catholic Church pulled him off the air.
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