*noun*; series of programs enacted by the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) in response to the Great Depression. This definition refers to the New Deal in US history (as opposed to the current "New Deal" in Great Britain).

The main architects of the New Deal were Harry Hopkins, Henry A. Wallace, and Harold L. Ickes. The chief prigrams were:
--- The Works Progress Administration (WPA);
--- the Public Works Administration (PWA);
--- the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA).
These were set up to address industrial and farming failures.

Other programs addressed a long-standing need:
--- the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC);
--- the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which introduced electrical power infrastructure to much of the impoverished rural South;
--- the Civil Works Administration (CWA), which supplied electrical power generation;
--- the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which provides insurance for bank accounts;
--- the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC);
--- the Social Security Administration (SSA);

Legislation included:
--- the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), or Wagner Act, which gave most workers the right to organize;
--- the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which was struck down in 1935 by the US Supreme Court;
--- the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which set basic working standards.

The New Deal's main impact was to establish basic protections for workers, consumers, and farmers. While some of these protections could have been better designed, they perform an indispensable function. In terms of actual fiscal policy, the New Deal was far too small to hasten the end of the Great Depression itself.
A lot of the public buildings in this country were built by New Deal programs.
by Abu Yahya March 6, 2009
The Green New Deal is a series of prospective laws, policies and orders that are sponsored by U.S. Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez of New York and U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The comprehensive list of recommended actions taken by the Federal Government is highly controversial but the intent is to save the people of this planet by gradually reversing the harmful effects of Global Warming and extreme Climate Change that is ongoing and has been worsening gradually over the last one hundred years due to the injection of massive amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere due to modern industrialization and waste in the economy. The proposed laws in the initiative would discourage and penalize industries that continued or worsened Global Warming, such as the fossil fuels industries, and reward industries, such as solar power, wind and nuclear power, that have the potential to take carbon dioxide and other harmful industrial wastes out of the atmosphere.
The Green New Deal brings fear and loathing to the fossil fuel industries and brings hope to those of us who prefer to protect the Earth instead of human activity that threatens mass extinction and possibly even the end of human civilization.
by GreenNewDealOfficial.com July 10, 2019
job center plus bunch of wankers , puppets on strings, the department of work and pensions has decided to victimise people out of work and cant get work by making them sit in front of computer 6 hrs a day 5 days a week .
I cant wate to see the arseholes who work for local government unemployed as they are the real scrounger,

It makes me sick going in the job center and being interigated like some criminal just cos i am unemployed and finding it hard getting back to work .
job center new deal bunch of wankers puppets on strings .
victimising poor unemployed.
by locks heath renegade master January 26, 2011
the exact opposite of roosevelt's new deal
what is the purpose of the green new deal anyways? i just don't get it.
by Sexydimma December 3, 2019
the exact opposite of roosevelt's new deal
what is the purpose of the green new deal anyways? i just don't get it.
by Sexydimma November 13, 2020
the exact opposite of roosevelt's new deal
what is the purpose of the green new deal anyways? i just don't get it.
by Sexydimma February 2, 2020