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The Economic Thought of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Origins of the New Deal
The Economic Thought of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Origins of the New Deal
By Daniel R. Fusfeld
Columbia University Press, 1956, 337 pp

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.