The lessons of the New Deal

The lessons of the New Deal

Hay Festival lectures

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Tony Badger, Paul Mellon Professor of American history and Master of Clare College In 2009, as in 1933, a charismatic president succeeded a discredited president at a time of economic crisis and with resounding majorities in Congress. Obama and his advisers explicitly looked to Roosevelt's New Deal for policy models. Despite his re-election in 2012, Obama has lost control of the House where Republicans stymie attempts to avoid the fiscal cliff. E...
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Tony Badger, Paul Mellon Professor of American history and Master of Clare College In 2009, as in 1933, a charismatic president succeeded a discredited president at a time of economic crisis and with resounding majorities in Congress. Obama and his advisers explicitly looked to Roosevelt's New Deal for policy models. Despite his re-election in 2012, Obama has lost control of the House where Republicans stymie attempts to avoid the fiscal cliff. E...
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