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10. The Economics of the New Deal and World War II

  • Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
February 21, 2007

Tags U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

While many Americans were hungry and destitute, FDR ordered the slaughter of six million pigs and the destruction of ten million acres of cotton. Public-sector jobs created by the New Deal displaced or destroyed private-sector jobs. World War II didn’t end the Great Depression; a return to free-market activity after the war did.

Lecture 10 of 14 from Tom Woods' The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History lecture series.

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