Compare & Contrast Golden Boy by Clifford Odets

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1930s: The Great Depression begins shortly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929, and continues throughout the 1930s, shattering the financial lives of many Americans.

Today: America is experiencing a recession, which many believe is caused by the crashing of over inflated stocks, mainly in Internet-related businesses. Many Americans lose their retirement or other savings after their investments in these stocks are lost or depleted.

1930s: Roosevelt's New Deal programs are meant as a temporary means of assistance to get American citizens back on their feet. While Roosevelt believes in helping individuals through federal

aid, he places his focus on aid that keeps people working, so that people can regain their self-sufficiency.

Today: Welfare programs, one of the legacies of the New Deal, have largely been abandoned. Many people who have come to depend on welfare benefits are forced to enter the workforce.

1930s: During the Depression years...

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