top
US
US
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
New Deal means The Courage to Conflict
by Steffen Lehndorff
Monday Feb 22nd, 2021 3:05 PM
What we can learn from Roosevelt's reform policies of the 1930s today
From 1929 onwards, as in many other capitalist countries, the US
economy plunged into disaster.2 Between 1929 and 1933, GDP
halved and unemployment rose eightfold to 12.8 million. This
equated to an unemployment rate of almost 25%.
The New Deal policy of the Roosevelt administration was an unprecedented socio-political reform project. The "New Deal" is therefore often used as a slogan, an advertising banner, but it is good for more. Looking at the interplay between government and social actors, their willingness to tread new ground, their ability to learn and their courage to challenge powerful interest groups in business, politics and the media is stimulating for all those who are thinking about how a radical turn towards climate protection can be implemented today.

“The media debates that paint the Green New Deal as either impossibly impractical or a recipe for tyranny just reinforce the sense of futility. But here’s the good news: The old New Deal faced almost precisely the same kinds of opposition — and it didn’t stop it for a minute.” (Naomi Klein)

to read the 98-page English edition, click on

https://www.vsa-verlag.de/uploads/media/VSA_Lehndorff_New_Deal_means_being_prepared_for_conflict_Web.pdf
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 262.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network