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Out of pandemic crisis, what could a new New Deal look like?

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Posted at 1:39 AM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 09:26:42-04

BY MICHAEL TACKETT AND JOSH BOAK, WASHINGTON — The New Deal was a try-anything moment during the Great Depression that remade the role of the federal government in American life.

It created programs like Social Security, federal insurance for bank deposits and the minimum wage.

It created projects like LaGuardia Airport in New York and Dealey Plaza in Dallas, schools, roads, bridges, employment for writers and artists, even the planting of millions of trees in Oklahoma to prevent a second Dust Bowl.