Posted by: LateForLunch ® |
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It was apparently more expedient politically and logistically to merely let the banks foreclose on the poor bastards and let the fat-cat big-cap industrialists take over buying the land when it was (NPI) dirt cheap, then turning them back into productive farms which were so successful after anti-erosion measures were enacted, that the government eventually gave some of them subsidies to stop growing crops.
Somehow that doesn't pass the smell test for me. Sounds like Statist/Greenhead tyranny.
There was mitigation of course (WWII started), which may or may not have been used as cover to execute a joint-take-over by the gummint/industry under the guise of an emergency. Sound familiar?
I'd like to think we won't repeat that as a government and that most if not all of the people put out of business will get a fair slice of the government pie if they are still able to go back into business.
Modified by LateForLunch at Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 19:02:02