The Roosevelt Institute is celebrating the 78th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration, created on April 8, 1935, with a series of posts from our Four Freedoms Center, Campus Network, and Pipeline examining the program’s legacy and the lessons we can draw from it in the midst of another historic unemployment crisis. See below for a full list of posts in the series:
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jeff Madrick, Defeating Laissez Faire Thinking in the Name of the WPA
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow David Woolner, To Build a Nation and a People: FDR and the WPA
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Ellen Chesler, The WPA Had a Low Price Tag but a Lasting Legacy
Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline Fellow Elizabeth Pearson, Is the WPA Invisible to Millennials?
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch, Where There’s a Will, There’s a WPA: Stopping the Slow-Motion Jobs Disaster
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn, The WPA: A Flawed Model for Women, but an Inspiration for Progress