From Kathy Gill at The Moderate Voice:
On this day, 55 years ago, President John F. Kennedy challenged Congress and Americans to think big, to look beyond the stirrings of conflict in the developing world, to “turn recession into recovery”, and to turn our eyes to the stars.
Unemployment was 7.1%, the peak of the recession.
And the recovery he led — a testament to Keynesian economics — was “the second longest economic expansion in U.S. history.”
Part of that recovery included investment in science and technology as well as a vision that captured the nation’s imagination: