Thoughts on FDR?

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What are your thoughst on FDR, they are no History board so here we go
--> @Dr.Franklin
Fundamentally transformed the country where the government controls, regulates and oversees most aspects of commerce and welfare.

--> @Greyparrot
Yup, pretty much
--> @Greyparrot
Fundamentally transformed the country where the government controls, regulates and oversees most aspects of commerce and welfare.
And extended "the Great Depression" to make it so (especially considering the measures taken by his predecessor, Woodrow Wilson, when dealing with a similar recession.) Not to mention that the fourteenth amendment coupled with FDR's removal of the gold standard essentially makes each United States' citizen a debt-slave in perpetuity.

--> @Athias
The great depression was fully solved by WW2
--> @Dr.Franklin
No it wasn't. It was solved by relaxing the stranglehold the government had on private capital with its ridiculous regulations and price controls... FDR dying helped alot too.
--> @Dr.Franklin
Some things that come to mind

  • He used the radio to speak to the people, perhaps the most successful at manhandling press in American history.  He is the father of a more personal connection many Americans feel with the president to this day.  He was extremely popular all over the country.
  • Worked to undercut a socialism/fascism worldview which was taking root in the United States during the Great Depression
  • Dicey character, a strongman willing to commit Treason
  • The Reason 2 terms were mandated by law
  • Thankfully was there at the beginning, and not at the closing of WWII, when Truman was in power.

--> @Snoopy
Good, though I would prefer if FDR finished off WW2
--> @Snoopy, @Dr.Franklin
@Dr.Frankin:

The great depression was fully solved by WW2
No it wasn't. As Greyparrot mentioned, it happened by reason of relaxed price-controls; not to mention, there was a draft, so conscription was coerced, obfuscating the real costs of WWII.

@Snoopy

Worked to undercut a socialism/fascism worldview which was taking root in the United States during the Great Depression
Is that the reason a socialist like Adolph Hitler and a fascist like Benito Mussolini praised his policies?


--> @Athias
I said FULLY SOLVED
--> @Dr.Franklin
I said FULLY SOLVED
I know. Repetition doesn't inform its veracity.


--> @Athias
You didnt debunk that, you said it about eh depressiona s a whole in its middle satges
--> @Dr.Franklin
You didnt debunk that, you said it about eh depressiona s a whole in its middle satges
Do you mind resubmitting that in layman's terms?

--> @Athias
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--> @Dr.Franklin
you said it about eh depressiona s a whole in its middle satges
What is this supposed to mean?
--> @Athias
you said it about the depression as whole in its middle stages
--> @Dr.Franklin
you said it about the depression as whole in its middle stages
Middle stages? What are you talking about? It's an assessment of the effects before, during, and after the war. For example, the unemployment rate appeared to have lowered because of the men who were conscripted into the War efforts.
--> @Athias
The industry ended the depression
--> @Dr.Franklin
The industry ended the depression
The War Industry? No, it didn't. Only the means to measure the aggregates (in GDP) changed. They paid soldiers below "minimum wage" and had millions of them in fox holes avoiding bombs.

--> @Athias
It fully healed America, is that fair
--> @Dr.Franklin
It fully healed America, is that fair
No. Had FDR not imposed New Deal policies, remove the Gold Standard, and threaten private property rights, the U.S. would've recovered from the "Great Depression" sooner.

--> @Athias
Why, what is your solution, what I mean is that WW2 ofically marked the END of the depression
--> @Dr.Franklin
Why, what is your solution, what I mean is that WW2 ofically marked the END of the depression
The state sponsored history books will mention as much. If you're however interested in a more shrewd and nuanced analysis, then read Robert Higgs' Depression, War, and Cold War.

--> @Athias
Sure, 

--> @Greyparrot
I said it fully cured the depression