The stock market might be up - though it's had some turbulence of late - but the job market and the economy as it affects real people still doesn't seem so great. Lousy, in fact.
So has that stimulus really made so much of a difference? At the least, "quantitative easing" is too hidden, too much an obscure mystery only the true adepts can grasp.
So now's maybe a good time to revisit the New Deal, and lucky for us, there are many tangible - literally concrete! - things from it that are still with us and are easy to grasp.
|Two images from the design competition |
(75th anniversary site)
- The Second Post Office (now Executive Building)
- North Salem High School
- The Capitol Building
- The State Library
- West Salem City Hall