"Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem
if we face it wisely and courageously. It can be accomplished in part by direct
recruiting by the Government itself, treating the task as we would treat the emergency
of a war, but at the same time, through this employment, accomplishing great -
greatly needed projects to stimulate and reorganize the use of our great natural
And finally, in our progress towards a resumption of work, we require two safeguards
against a return of the evils of the old order. There must be a strict supervision
of all banking and credits and investments. There must be an end to speculation
with other people's money. And there must be provision for an adequate but sound
currency. These, my friends, are the lines of attack." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933.
This reminds me of the current argument in Washington D.C about the future of the country.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana
Thanks for the video of FDR. He clearly stated what he wanted to do and then he did it.