Why is There No WPA Today?

By Larry Teren

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was enacted by the Roosevelt Administration in 1935 and stayed in business providing work for a few million otherwise unemployed people until it was disbanded in 1943. The main reason that the Federal Government closed down the WPA was that millions of young, able-bodied men were being sent overseas to fight for this country during World War II. Even with a good number of US soldiers today fighting overseas we have major unemployment problems. Continue reading “Why is There No WPA Today?”