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The Living New Deal; Richard Walker & Gray Brechin on the continuing impact of New Deal projects in California

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Former CSA Chair and longtime CSA Steering Committee member Richard Walker & Gray Brechin, both of the Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley, have written a  thorough study of the benefits of the New Deal for California and the United States.  It covers the recovery of the 1930s, the lasting effects for the postwar Golden Age, and the beneficial impact on California.  The Working Paper, “The Living New Deal”, can be downloaded by clicking here.

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