Monday, November 3, 2008

The new FDR

I heard in this morning's news reports that some in the Barack Obama campaign are studying the first 100 days of FDR's presidency.

I've put this up twice before. If you haven't seen it or read it yet, please take the time to do so. I'll post the raw link to make it easy:

http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx?RelNum=5409

This is UCLA, not some conservative think tank. We're headed for it again if we don't have some sort of brake on the congress that caused the current economic mess. It wasn't the Bush administration's policies, though they didn't help. For a thoughtful and easy to read essay on it, have a look at Democrat Orson Scott Card's summation:

http://ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2008-10-05-1.html

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