National Affairs: 'Listen & Learn

Many a citizen who voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt had no idea what the New Deal was which the Democratic nominee promised. Many doubted if even Mr. Roosevelt knew the details of that New Deal. Perhaps his most "satisfactory" and revealing speech was on railroads at Salt Lake City where the candidate indicated a firm intention of solving that major public problem (see p. 41). But even in that address he promised all things to all men—lower rates for shippers, good wages for employes, safe returns for investors (including the Mormon Church, a heavy holder of railroad bonds).

Last week the Senate,...

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