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Back to the Land: Arthurdale, FDR's New Deal, and the Costs of Economic Planning

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How New Deal economic policies played out in the small town of Arthurdale, West VirginiaToday, the U.S. government is again moving to embrace New Deal-like economic policies. While much has been written about the New Deal from a macro perspective, little has been written about how New Deal programs played out on the ground.

In "Back to the Land," author CJ Maloney tells the
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ebook, 320 pages
Published February 23rd 2011 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2011)
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Oct 06, 2011 Rnh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Maloney is a very funny and insightful writer. His chronicle of the early American fascist experiment in Arthurdale would almost be a farce, if it hadn't been a real national theft, for the whim of a first lady obsessed with central planning. The details and history are frank and crisp. The integration of major historical events and the subsequent impact on the country is how history should be taught, not as meaningless unconnected events randomly presented with dates to memorize.

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