Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?

This cartoon was in the Chicago Tribune in 1934. Look carefully at the plan of action in the lower left corner. Does any of this look familiar? This cartoon could have been drawn today, just replace some of the names with current elected officials.

"Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it."

Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?

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The signature is that of Pulitzer Prize winner Carey Orr

Harold Ickes served as Secretary of the Interior under FDR starting in 1933.

Rexford Tugwell (the guy riding the horse) was a key advisor.

Henry Wallace, the guy with the shovel, was Secretary of Agriculture, and later vice-president during FDR's third term. 

Donald Richberg was the second head of the National Recovery Administration.

The man writting the Plan of Action for the U.S. is assumed to be Leon Trotsky.

Here is another good cartoon by Carey Orr.



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