HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL BACKGROUND OF NEW DEAL
The article "Historical and Philosophical Background of New Deal" deals with historical and philosophical origins of 1932 economic platform of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. New Deal was a reaction to the Great Depression 1929 - 1933, the hardest and the deepest crisis of the modern capitalism. Its attendant circumstances - decline of product, defl ation and record-breaking unemployment - caused considerable shifts in the social perception of the role of the state in the economy. However, New Deal was not a consistent package of reform projects - the most signifi cant feature was the pragmatic activism and the willingness to reply to the economic fl uctuations. The aim of this article is to get to the roots of social-economic thoughts of the authors of New Deal. The conclusion is that for a long time before the Great Depression came there was strong tendency to strengthten state's power, especially concerning the federal institutions. Franklin D. Roosevelt thus went further the same direction as his progressive or conservative predecessors.
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