Universal health care was almost part of the original Social Security Act of 1935
Stephanie Buck

Interesting and relevant material. It is a small point, but as someone who is interested in unemployment numbers as they relate to recessions, I clicked on the link for the 15.8% you had. It took me to a link that doesn’t give the original source, but it appears that it is Stanley Lebergott’s data from the 1950s. I’ve blogged about this…getting accurate unemployment numbers from the 1930s, as I discuss, is actually kind of difficult. http://www.historianstevecampbell.com/blog/the-surprisingly-difficult-task-of-getting-accurate-unemployment-data-from-the-1930s

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