Men needed work, work needed done. Government was the entity capable of getting the two together. It was an emergency program and it worked.
That's impossible - there was too much government interference!! If I remember right, it's what caused the Great Depression, and it was the Free Market Capitalist enterprise of WWII that solved the economic problems that began in the 1920's.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller