Infrastructure and American Politics, from FDR to Biden

'Public investment in infrastructure has often been good policy, but it has also been good politics.'

Lecture Description

This lecture examines key moments of federal investment in infrastructure, from the public works and social safety net constructed during the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt to the infrastructure legislation championed by Joe Biden and most of the Democratic party. Through this history, we can better understand the potential for public spending to transform the physical landscape of the nation while improving the lives of everyday Americans.

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Capitalism Politics

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