“We do not want to die in the rubble of neoliberalism!” By Pierre Larrouturou, Translation by Siv O’Neall

By Pierre Larrouturou
Le Monde (Original in French), 30 April 2012
Translation by Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com, 7 May 2012
Lyon, France
13 May 2012

It seems perfectly clear that Roosevelt didn’t implement the various reforms to get out of the Great Depression from any excessive sense of charity (even though he was most likely a basically sound man) but really in order to save Capitalism. That’s a well-known fact and Pierre Larrouturou’s founding of Roosevelt 2012 does not to me make him a Messiah. However, through his reforms, FDR did save millions of people from lives in poverty, hunger and misery. He implemented new work relief programs – the WPA (Work Projects Administration) and also banking reforms, the ‘Emergency Banking Act’ and several other social reforms.

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