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The Resource People must live by work : direct job creation in America, from FDR to Reagan, Steven Attewell

People must live by work : direct job creation in America, from FDR to Reagan, Steven Attewell

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People must live by work : direct job creation in America, from FDR to Reagan
Title
People must live by work
Title remainder
direct job creation in America, from FDR to Reagan
Statement of responsibility
Steven Attewell
Title variation
Direct job creation in America, from FDR to Reagan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Steven Attewell presents the history of an idea-direct job creation-that transformed the role of government in ameliorating unemployment by hiring the unemployed en masse to prevent widespread destitution in economic crises. For ten years, between 1933 and 1943, direct job creation was put into practice, employing more than eight million Americans and making the federal government the largest single employer in the country. Yet in 2008, when the most dramatic economic crisis since the Depression occurred, the idea of direct job creation was nowhere to be found on the list of policies deemed feasible or advisable for government at any level. People Must Live by Work traces the rise and fall of direct job creation policy-how it was put into practice, how it came within a hairbreadth of becoming a permanent feature of American economic and social administration, and why it has been largely forgotten or discounted today. Contrary to more conventional arguments, Attewell reveals that the New Deal ended the Great Depression before the United States entered World War II and its jobs programs continued to influence policy debates over the Employment Act of 1946. He examines the deliberations surrounding the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act that was signed into law in 1978 and demonstrates the ways in which direct job creation played a significant and polarizing role in dividing the economic establishment and the Democratic party in the 1970s. People Must Live by Work not only chronicles the ambition, constraints, and achievements of direct job creation policy in the past but also proposes a framework for understanding its enduring significance and promise for today
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Attewell, Steven
Dewey number
331.12/04209730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5724
LC item number
.A885 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Job creation
  • Full employment policies
  • Public service employment
  • Job creation
  • Full employment policies
  • Job creation
  • Job creation
  • Public service employment
  • United States
Label
People must live by work : direct job creation in America, from FDR to Reagan, Steven Attewell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-314) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Right to work? Rethinking the promise of full employment in the 1945 moment
  • 5.
  • Jobs and freedom : the missing front in the war on poverty
  • 6.
  • The 1978 Humphrey-Hawkins Act : the high-water mark for direct job creation in "the new deal that never happened"
  • Conclusion. Jobs and the policy imagination
  • Introduction.
  • Prehistory of an idea
  • 1.
  • First objective of reform : direct job creation in the committee of economic security and the designing of the new deal
  • 2.
  • People or projects : the works progress administration versus the public works administration reconsidered as economic theory and ideology
  • 3.
  • "One third of a nation" : WPA direct job creation reconsidered as a policy success
Control code
1030378598
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780812250435
Lccn
2018021911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028606970
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030378598
Label
People must live by work : direct job creation in America, from FDR to Reagan, Steven Attewell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Right to work? Rethinking the promise of full employment in the 1945 moment
  • 5.
  • Jobs and freedom : the missing front in the war on poverty
  • 6.
  • The 1978 Humphrey-Hawkins Act : the high-water mark for direct job creation in "the new deal that never happened"
  • Conclusion. Jobs and the policy imagination
  • Introduction.
  • Prehistory of an idea
  • 1.
  • First objective of reform : direct job creation in the committee of economic security and the designing of the new deal
  • 2.
  • People or projects : the works progress administration versus the public works administration reconsidered as economic theory and ideology
  • 3.
  • "One third of a nation" : WPA direct job creation reconsidered as a policy success
Control code
1030378598
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780812250435
Lccn
2018021911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028606970
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030378598

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