Hoover, FDR, and the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover and Voluntarism. Herbert Hoover. Grew up in a poor family in a small Iowa town Trained as a mining engineer Ran U.S. Food Administration during WWI Promoted government-business partnerships Elected President as a Republican in 1928.
The country needs, and unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
How does this differ from Hoover’s philosophy?