Who Says the Gov't Can't Create Jobs

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Who Says the Gov't Can't Create Jobs

  1. 1. Who Says the Government Can’t Create Jobs? Some Evidence from the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Created by John F. Henry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Dept. of Economics
  2. 2. The United States has a$2.2 Trillion Infrastructure Deficit -- AND -- 25 Million Unemployed and Underemployed AmericansWhat Would Roosevelt Do?
  3. 3. INFRASTRUCTURE
  4. 4. RIVER WALK, SAN ANTONIO
  5. 5. CITY WATER, SACRAMENTO
  6. 6. DAM, CHANNAHAN, IL
  7. 7. SAGAMORE BRIDGE, CAPE COD
  8. 8. GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
  9. 9. ARMORY, HIAWATHA, KS
  10. 10. CITY HALL, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
  11. 11. CITY HALL, GLENDALE, CA
  12. 12. CIVIC CENTER, ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
  13. 13. COURTHOUSE, TALLALUH, LA
  14. 14. COURTHOUSE, WEISER, IDAHO
  15. 15. DEALEY PLAZA, DALLAS, TX
  16. 16. COUNTY BUILDING, MOUNT CLEMENS, MI
  17. 17. MUNICIPAL BUILDING, OGDEN, UTAH
  18. 18. MUNICIPAL BUILDING, PRICE, UTAH
  19. 19. FIREHOUSE, LOUISVILLE, KY
  20. 20. FIREHOUSE, VAN NUYS, CA
  21. 21. POST OFFICE, WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY
  22. 22. POST OFFICE, LITTLETON, CO
  23. 23. POST OFFICE, TONOPAH, NEVADA
  24. 24. TERRELL COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DAWSON, GA
  25. 25. NAVAL RESERVE ARMORY, SEATTLE
  26. 26. CARTER COUNTRY COURTHOUSE, MO
  27. 27. MARIES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, VIENNA, MO
  28. 28. OZARK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, GAINESVILLE, MO
  29. 29. SCHOOLS
  30. 30. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FORT WORTH
  31. 31. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FORT WORTH
  32. 32. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FORT WORTH
  33. 33. HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH
  34. 34. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FARMERS, KY
  35. 35. HIGH SCHOOL, OGDEN, UTAH
  36. 36. HIGH SCHOOL, SPRINGVILLE, UTAH
  37. 37. HIGH SCHOOL, TALAHASSEE, FLA
  38. 38. HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, KING CITY, CA
  39. 39. INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE BUILDING, COLORADO STATE UNIV.
  40. 40. MOEUR ACTIVITY BUILDING, UNIV. OF ARIZONA
  41. 41. THEODORE JUDAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SACRAMENTO, CA
  42. 42. HICH SCHOOL, REED SPRINGS, MO
  43. 43. HIGH SCHOOL, ST. GENEVIEVE, MO
  44. 44. HEALTH AND RECREATION BUILDING, SW MISSOURI STATE, SPRINGFIELD, MO
  45. 45. JAILS(Aside: The WPA built far more schools than jails)
  46. 46. TRINITY COUNTY JAIL, TX
  47. 47. MONTROSE COUNTY JAIL, CO
  48. 48. STADIUMS
  49. 49. KNOXVILLE, IOWA
  50. 50. RUSSELVILLE, KY
  51. 51. ROCK VALLEY, IOWA
  52. 52. FAIRGROUNDS, INDIANA
  53. 53. WILL ROGERS COLISEUM, FORT WORTH
  54. 54. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
  55. 55. PITTSBURG STATE, KS
  56. 56. AUDITORIUMS
  57. 57. ARLINGTON HALL, DALLAS
  58. 58. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
  59. 59. YORK, NEBRASKA
  60. 60. MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, KANSAS CITY, MO
  61. 61. HOUSINGPROJECTS
  62. 62. IBERVILLE PROJECT, NEW ORLEANS
  63. 63. IBERVILLE PROJECT
  64. 64. AIRPORTS
  65. 65. LAGUARDIA, NYC
  66. 66. SWIMMING POOLS
  67. 67. MISSOURI STATE, SPRINGFIELD
  68. 68. PARKS
  69. 69. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)• Constructed 37,203 vehicle bridges, 21,684,898 rods of fence and 79,538 mileage of telephone lines• Developed nearly 21,000 springs waterhole, and small reservoirs• Built more than 5 million permanent and temporary check dams in connection with treating gullies for erosion control; as well as the planting, seeding, or sodding of 114 million square yards of terraces for protection against erosion;• Planted or seeded roughly 2,000,000 acres of forest land with an average of 1,000 trees per acre• Spent 5,741,000 man-days fighting forest fires and 5,392,000 man-days in fire presuppression and prevention work• Responsible for forest-stand improvement on 3,694,930 acres• Developed about 55,000 acres of public camp and picnic grounds• Stocked lakes, ponds, and streams with 9.3 million fish
  70. 70. DINOSAUR PARK, RAPID CITY, SD
  71. 71. EAGLE PARK, CLINTON, IOWA
  72. 72. EAGLE PARK, GADSDEN, ALBAMA
  73. 73. LODGE, BENTLYVILLE, OHIO
  74. 74. STAIRCASE, OREGON CITY
  75. 75. RESTROOM, LINDBERGH STATE PARK, MN
  76. 76. SHELTER, LINBERGH STATE PARK, MN
  77. 77. STONE BRIDGE, PUEBLO, CO
  78. 78. TIMBERLINE LODGE, MT. HOOD, OR
  79. 79. ISLE ROYALE, CCC TRAIL
  80. 80. KEWEENAW LODGE, COPPER HARBOR, MICHIGAN
  81. 81. KEWEENAW MOUTAIN LODGE, COPPER HARBOR, MICHIGAN
  82. 82. CABINS, KEEWANAW MOUNTAIN LODGE
  83. 83. FOREST SERVICE BUILDING, ROLLA, MO
  84. 84. FORT BELLE FOUNTAIN, ST. LOUIS
  85. 85. JEWEL BOX, ST. LOUIS BOTANICAL GARDENS
  86. 86. ARROW ROCK, MO
  87. 87. ARROW ROCK SHELTER
  88. 88. BIG SPRINGS LODGE, VAN BUREN, MO
  89. 89. BIG SPRINGS, CABIN
  90. 90. WYANDOTTE COUNTY LAKE
  91. 91. MAIN LODGE, CAMP DAVID (YES! – THAT CAMP DAVID)
  92. 92. HEALTH CARE
  93. 93. JERSEY CITY MEDICAL CENTER
  94. 94. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, FORT MEYERS, FLORIDA
  95. 95. CHARITY HOSPITAL, NEW ORLEANS
  96. 96. EDUCATION
  97. 97. ADULT EDUCATION
  98. 98. BLIND CHILDREN ART CLASS, SALEM, OREGON
  99. 99. KENNER, LA NIGHT SCHOOL FOR NEGROES
  100. 100. DAY CARE FACILITY, LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, JEFFERSON CITY
  101. 101. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY DAY CARE
  102. 102. CULTURE
  103. 103. LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE
  104. 104. BERNAL HEIGHTS LIBRARY, SAN FRANCISCO
  105. 105. LIBRARY, MIDVALE, UTAH
  106. 106. LIBRARY, NEW ORLEANS
  107. 107. ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG
  108. 108. FEDERAL BUILDING, BAS RELIEF, PEORIA, ILL
  109. 109. SCULPTURE, POST OFFICE, PHILADELPHIA
  110. 110. FOUNTAIN, EDISON, NJ
  111. 111. MONUMENT, GRIFFITHS OBSERVATORY, LOS ANGELES
  112. 112. MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION, BROOKFIELD, ILL
  113. 113. OKLAHOMA ZOOZEUM
  114. 114. REPTILE HOUSE, SAN DIEGO ZOO
  115. 115. TOLEDO ZOO
  116. 116. ST. PAUL, MN ZOO
  117. 117. HOLLYWOOD BOWL STATUE
  118. 118. BAND SHELL, PUEBLO, CO
  119. 119. BAND SHELL, DAYTONA BEACH, FLA
  120. 120. STATUE, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
  121. 121. RESTORATION, MISSION SAN ANTONIO
  122. 122. RESTORATION, FORT D, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
  123. 123. FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT
  124. 124. FEDERAL THEATRE NEGRO UNIT
  125. 125. FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT
  126. 126. FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT
  127. 127. FEDERAL MUSIC PROJECT
  128. 128. FEDERAL ART PROJECT
  129. 129. FEDERAL ART PROJECT
  130. 130. See the Tim Robbins Movie!
  131. 131. AND, FINALLY…
  132. 132. MURALS
  133. 133. DIEGO RIVERA, INDUSTRY
  134. 134. DIEGO RIVERA, SAN FRANCISCO CITY COLLEGE
  135. 135. COIT TOWER, SAN FRANCISCO
  136. 136. COIT TOWER
  137. 137. POST OFFICE, ANADARKO, OK
  138. 138. POST OFFICE, CHICAGO
  139. 139. POST OFFICE, LOUISBURG, NC
  140. 140. UTAH STATE CAPITOL, SALT LAKE CITY
  141. 141. HISTORY OF SLAVERY, SPRINGFIELD, MA
  142. 142. HARLEM HOSPITAL
  143. 143. MAGIC OF MEDICINE, HARLEM HOSPITAL
  144. 144. POST OFFICE, PLEASANT HILL, MO
  145. 145. THOMAS HART BENTON, MISSOURI STATE CAPITOL, JEFFERSON CITY
  146. 146. CONCLUSION
  147. 147. AND, FINALLY—TIME FOR ACTION!

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