- What did President Herbert Hoover feel was the best option for the country to "restore normal employment?"
- Reflecting on the quotes: "(t)hese channels will continue clogged by fears if we continue attempts to issue large amounts of government bonds for purpose of non-productive works," and "(s)uch a program as these huge Federal loans for 'public works' is a fearful price to pay in putting a few thousand men temporarily at work and dismissing many more thousands of others from their present employment," how is Hoover attempting to balance the needs of the present with the long-term health of the country?
- Given the historical context, do the policies laid out by Hoover show he understands the economic needs of the country or is he too far removed from the struggles of the "common man?" Why or why not?
Hoover, Herbert, 21 May 1932. Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration