Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Although the community surrounding FJC was conservative, students were aware of the many proposed plans, some considered radical at the time, to move the nation out of the Great Depression. An article published in the anniversary edition of the Weekly Torch on May 26, 1932 (“Industrial Planning: Three Proposals for Stabilizing Industry”) discussed a number of “master plans,” including those proposed by Robert M. La Follette, Jr. and Gerald Swope. The national planning proposals at the time contained such then novel ideas as life and disability insurance, old age pensions, and unemployment insurance.
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