Why are we not doing infrastructure spending today? Here's what the federal government started in the midst of the Great Depression:
Photo credits: Personal photos, June 21, 2012
Hoover Dam was commemorated in 1935 and completed in 1936. The dam presently provides electricity to 1.3 million people in Arizona, Nevada, and California (via Wikipedia). There is no shortage of infrastructure needs today and plenty of unemployed workers. The problem, of course, is political, not economic.
P.S. Limited blogging for the next ten days.