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    Noodles, Roger Fox, pierre9045

    As the armed forces demobilized after World War II and jobs were scarce in the post-war economy amongst returning veterans, Harry Truman received a lot of conflicting advice about implementing effective economic policies to spur job growth.

    Truman got so frustrated that one day he said (I'm paraphrasing slightly) to a senior aide, "Economists always tell me on the one hand, on the other hand. Could somebody find me a one-handed economist?"

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