If politicians succumb to pressure to reduce spending quickly, there is no way to get people back to work. Somebody has to spend money, but who will do it if not the government?
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Building a New Deal Liberalism offers a fascinating history of New Deal public works programs, challenging the conventional arguments about the problems with these projects.
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Obama's proposed public-works effort is the kind of ambitious leadership he promised when running for president.
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