Monday, December 12, 2011

Ayn Rand's Opposite

Some of the jobless never appeared on the relief rolls at all because they simply left the country.  Thousands of immigrants forsook the fabled American land of promise and returned to their old countries.  Some one hundred thousand American workers in 1931 applied for jobs in what appeared to be a newly promising land, Soviet Russia.
—David M. Kennedy describing the Great Depression in Freedom From Fear.  Chapter 6.

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