New Deal - Opposition from the Left

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E.P.I.C.
EPIC = End Poverty in California. Upton Claire - believed workers work on state-run co-operatives. Paid in currency that can only be spent in other co-operatives. Won nomination for governor of California 1934.
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Thunder on the Left.
Credited with moving FDR to the left. Governor Floyd B Olson - led Farmer-Labour Party - wanted to take control of factories to put people to work, nationalize public facilities, postpone farm foreclosure.
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Old Age Revolving Pension
Francis Townsend. Over age of 60 should be given $200 a month. All spent none saved. Boost consumption and production. Encourage retirement, jobs for young. 'Townsend clubs' 500,000 members. Impractical - cost 50% of national income & massive staff.
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National Union of Social Justice.
Father Charles Coughlin. Radio programme - attracted 30-40m 1930s. Listeners paid $5m to parish. First supported New Deal "Christs Deal". Felt FDR hadn't reformed banking. Claimed N.D. was a communist conspiracy. Founded NUSJ to redistribute wealth
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According to the Old Age Revolving Pension, how much should be given to people over 60 every month?
$200
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How many people listened to Father Charles Coughlins radio programme in the 1930s?
30-40 million.
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Credited with moving FDR to the left. Governor Floyd B Olson - led Farmer-Labour Party - wanted to take control of factories to put people to work, nationalize public facilities, postpone farm foreclosure.

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Thunder on the Left.

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Francis Townsend. Over age of 60 should be given $200 a month. All spent none saved. Boost consumption and production. Encourage retirement, jobs for young. 'Townsend clubs' 500,000 members. Impractical - cost 50% of national income & massive staff.

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Father Charles Coughlin. Radio programme - attracted 30-40m 1930s. Listeners paid $5m to parish. First supported New Deal "Christs Deal". Felt FDR hadn't reformed banking. Claimed N.D. was a communist conspiracy. Founded NUSJ to redistribute wealth

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$200

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