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Lesson plan; How Biden’s Economic Policies Compare to Roosevelt’s New Deal

Article from The New York Times; Ms. Henriques is the author of “Taming the Street: The Old Guard, the New Deal, and FDR’s Fight to Regulate American Capitalism.”

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The article compares President Biden’s economic policies to President Roosevelt’s New Deal, which helped America recover from the Great Depression and become a superpower1. The article praises Biden for his infrastructure, labor, debt relief, and manufacturing plans but criticizes him for two main shortcomings:

The article concludes that Biden could strengthen his position and save democracy from authoritarianism by following Roosevelt’s example of implementing and promoting a new New Deal that makes capitalism more fair.

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