Production-for-Use or Production-for-Profit?: The Contradictions of Consumer Goods Production in 1930s Work Relief

@article{Rose1988ProductionforUseOP,
  title={Production-for-Use or Production-for-Profit?: The Contradictions of Consumer Goods Production in 1930s Work Relief},
  author={N. Rose},
  journal={Review of Radical Political Economics},
  year={1988},
  volume={20},
  pages={46 - 61}
}
  • N. Rose
  • Published 1 March 1988
  • Economics
  • Review of Radical Political Economics
A variety of work relief projects were implemented in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), the first U.S. federal relief agency begun in May 1933 and lasting until December 1935. They included construction, projects for professionals (e.g., writers, artists, actors and musicians), and production of consumer goods. The construction and professional projects elicited criticisms of "make-work," i.e. that little of value was produced. In contrast, the output of the consumer goods… Expand
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