City Park in New Orleans has mostly recovered from Katrina's wrath in 2005, and is building attractions to generate greens fees, entry tickets, concession sales, catering and equipment rentals to cover its operating expenses.
The labor crisis we face today is every bit as threatening to worker spirit and morale as the one that confronted Roosevelt when he took office. UI is not enough. The president must press Congress for WPA II.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the WPA, the New Deal centerpiece that helped end the Great Depression by directly creating 3.3 million jobs. Let's remind ourselves of the economic lessons we learned from that historic program.