It's Friday Night! Party Time! Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!
Considering today's double digit unemployment rate, I thought looking at government run employment programs of the past might be a good place to start. PBS, (a really crappy video site, no embedding) has a documentary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal jobs program, online. Click below to watch:
One on the FDIC & SEC:
Here are some FDR speeches on economic policy. If only we had such cut and dried direction today.
A good place to start researching on New Deal jobs programs would be this wikipedia article on the New Deal. Each New Deal economic program is listed with it's criticisms, successes, problems. Watch out for conservative re-writing history on the New Deal. The reality is these programs got people employed, trained and working.