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You and I know that the problem of unemployment does not stem directly from industrial depression. Depression aggravates unemployment and in the present instance has brought it to a nearly unbearable intensity. We know instead that it was spawned in an era of giddy expansionism; that it is an inescapable concomitant of our type of civilization, and that its roots are now sunk in the very bedrock of our capitalist society.  >>more...>>

Title:     The Problem of Unemployment
Author:    Williams, Aubrey
Source:     Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hopkins Papers, Box 13
Date:     January 16, 1935

Publisher:     Hopkins Papers, FDRL
Type:     Speech

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Social Work
Unemployment
Works Progress Adminstration