Cannonpointer » 15 Jan 2014 7:02 pm wrote: RichClem » 15 Jan 2014 1:38 pm wrote:
FDR's leftist policies deepened and extended the Great Depression.
As most economists now agree.
Which is why liberals avoid their opinions and cite historians, social activists or political commentators instead. Why not cite plumbers or auto mechanics?
Starting at the beginning with hours worked, the figures don't take into account the dust bowl, which was an enormous national disaster that displaced tens of thousands of families and threw hundreds of thousands out of work.
How do you know they didn't account for that? Did you read the entire study? Did you even read the entire source?
And of course you ignore the fact that most economists concede that FDR's economic policies were destructive
. If you can't deal with that, you can't deal with the central premise.
which infrastructural projects undertaken in the new deal era resulted in net negative hours worked? It does not seem from your link that the infrastructural projects which we lefties tout had any negative impact on hours worked - quite the reverse.
Infrastructure projects have to be financed, and enough deficit spending scares investors and taxpayers, because deficits are seen as future tax hikes.
But even if infrastructure projects are jobs-neutral, you still have to deal with the rest of his destructive, anti-Free Market policies.