State and Federal Investigations of Unemployments Insurance
Unemployment has been recognized for a decade or more as a problem of national importance. Formerly regarded as the result of individual causes and as a matter for local relief, a series of events has led the American people to view unemployment as a problem of national concern and to attribute it to causes beyond the control of the individual worker or employer. This change in attitude began shortly before the outbreak of the World War with the development of the idea that business fluctuates in cycles between prosperity and depression, and the operation of the business cycle has since come to be considered the chief cause of widespread unemployment.
Official recognition of the national scope of the problem ...