The Economic Thought of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Origins of the New Deal

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The Economic Thought of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Origins of the New Deal

By Daniel R. Fusfeld
Columbia University Press, 1956
337 pp. $5.00
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Opposing the view that F.D.R. was illiterate in economics and operated opportunistically according to the pressures of the moment, the author, an economist, contends that the President was, in fact, relatively well read in the field and had a well-developed economic philosophy which was the basis for his political program.

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