Did building dams, planting trees and taking the boys from the city help end a depression or were we then, as now, just pretending? What exactly does ‘Shovel Ready’ projects mean for those who are not part of the ‘Shovel Ready’ construction force?
Vincent Marzullo has served the federal government for the past 25 years and currently directs Rhode Island operations for the Corporation for National & Community Service. During the 1970’s recessionary period, Vincent served as the RI Employment & Training Director and administered the state’s largest public service jobs program under the Comprehensive Employment & Training Act (CETA).
Neil M. Maher, Ph.D. is an associate professor of history at the Federated History Department of NJIT and Rutgers University at Newark, where he teaches environmental history, urban history, the history of technology and medicine, and landscape studies. Maher’s second book, Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2007) examines the history of New Deal Initiative, and its significance in national politics and influence on modern environmentalism.
Randy Albeda is a professor of economics and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research and teaching covers a broad range of economic policies affecting low-income women and families. She is the coauthor of the books Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women’s Work, Women’s Poverty; Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Wage Discrimination; and The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual.
Growing The Green Economy
This relevant documentary was aired on RIPBS as part of Action Speaks’ programming during the Spring 2009 recording season.