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Unformatted text preview: Act was enacted to stabilize wages and prices over a drawn-out period and it successfully did so. Biles admits that the New Deal wasnt without its flaws; even five years after Roosevelt took office, unemployment was at nearly twenty percent. People did not want substantial change in the economy, they wanted to retain traditional customs and that is exactly what the New Deal eventually did. I have the same understanding Biles acquires. With such a crisis as the Great Depression, it will have to take more than just a few years to conquer the apex of its dilemmas. Best wanted more immediate action and that just was not practical. I agree with Biles that the New Deal was meant to gradually introduce new acts to the economy in order to gradually ease the nation out of the situation....
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