Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Long before he was president, FDR knew that the U.S.'s most powerful political alliance is between "the satisfied and the fearful."
Did they prevent a full-scale collapse? Yes. Was it necessary to do it the way we did? Not at all.
FDR signed the Social Security Act in 1935, and we're still arguing about how it's a basic American value.
If you ever went to this thing called school, chances are you’ve watched a Ken Burns film or three. You might think that you no longer have to sit through that kind of thing, but you probably should.
Wall Street–friendly liberals love making populist appeals.