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Here are two short reports from the June 3, 1933 edition of the American Federation of Labor Weekly News Service:

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The first report is headlined: Dictator for Federal Public Works is Urged.  It begins: “Robert Moses, chairman of the New York State Public Works Commission, urged the setting up of a virtual dictatorship with wartime powers to direct the Federal Government’s proposed three billion dollar public works program as a measure of unemployment relief.”

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The second report’s headline says it all: “Amoskeag Textile Workers Win Pay Increase Strike

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So, in the midst of a severe economic downturn, the U.S. suffered talk– by prominent folk – of dictators, as well as a successful strike for wage hikes.

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Is it any wonder that the depression that started in 1930 is now known as the Great Depression?

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(I searched for an on-line text of this publication, but came up empty.)

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