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Gaer, Joseph (1897-1969) The answer is Full Employment

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.039 Author/Creator: Gaer, Joseph (1897-1969) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1944 Pagination: 23 p. ; 18.7 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled, "The answer is Full Employment" written by Joseph Gaer and Robert K. Lamb with illustrations by William Krokyn dated 1944. The pamphlet recommends steps towards full employment: equal opportunity; wage rates; unemployment pay; social security; and freedom to political action. Also mentions a bill written by Democratic leaders of Utah, New York and Wyoming known as the Murray-Patman Full Employment Bill.

Background Information: This is No. 4 in PAC's (Political Action Committee) Pamphlet of the Month series.

The Murray-Patman Full Employment Bill refers to the Employment Act of 1946 stating it was the responsibility of ...the government to provide welfare, ensure economic stability and employment opportunities.See More

People: Gaer, Joseph, 1897-1969
Lamb, Robert K., fl. 1944
Patman, Wright, 1893-1976

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IIFinanceFundingEmploymentWorker's rightsLegislationGovernment and CivicsFair Pay

Sub Era: World War II

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