President and COO, Champion, Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI
LSSU Business, Economics, and Legal Studies Distinguished Alumni '07
Former LSSU Board Trustee
WE HAVE A PLAN
Hollywood glamour, political intrigue and socialism combine in one of the
Depression decade's most fascinating campaign sagas. In California,
world-famous author and Socialist Upton Sinclair runs for Governor as a
Democrat, promising to "end poverty in California." His campaign platform
"production for use," not for profit, provides an alternative to capitalism
and tests the limits of the New Deal. When Sinclair overwhelmingly wins the
Deomocratic primary, the most powerful forces in Califonria join together to
ensure his defeat in the November elections, and in the process, invent the
modern media compaign. One year later, FDR signs the Social Security Act, a
signal that the American system is moving from a relatively unfettered
capitalism to the beginnings of a modern welfare state.