Nice to hear your mention of the WPA. The country got a huge benefit from that and the CCC. People were kept employed and active and supervised. The nation got some tremendous public work projects along our highways, public buildings, trails, in the National Parks and National Forests, etc. I can attest to both the utility and function and beauty of the things WPA and CCC did in our National Parks. Gorgeous bridges and roadways, many of our National Park trails and buildings, etc. And to this day the people who took part in those projects still express the pride of accomplishment they got from the work, and the gratitude they felt for the craft and leadership skills they learned and the much needed salaries they got in exchange. It was a bargain for the money spent.