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Today's conversations about work relief sound like those of the New Deal era

Jun 28, 2021
Professors Jason Scott Smith and Jessamyn Schaller look back at the Works Progress Administration's legacy.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who pushed through New Deal legislation in the 1930s to combat the Great Depression. Objections to the relief programs were raised then, as they are now.
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The Dow at 125: Why it endures

May 26, 2021
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, filled with household-name companies, "has a special place in the imagination."
Wall Street is the iconic location of the American stock market, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is the market's iconic index of household-name companies.
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Are we headed for a Roaring '20s economy?

Apr 16, 2021
We check in with three economic historians on what to expect in the post-pandemic era.
The economy is fundamentally different today than it was 100 years ago, but there are some parallels.
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Just how bad is this economic crisis going to get?

Aug 20, 2020
We asked a group of experts in economic history.
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