Spending on WPA projects as a function of state population. Mainly for fun, and so I could learn me some graphical commands in R, but I thought y’all might like to see it.
Suggestions about improving the presentation are, as ever, welcome.
If you want to pursue the question of where New Deal money went overall, you might look at
Wallis, John Joseph. “The Political Economy of New Deal Spending Revisited, Again: With and without Nevada.” Explorations in Economic History 35, no. 2 (April 1998): 140-170.
Also, more generally on the allocation of public works expenditures,
Smith, Jason Scott. Building New Deal Liberalism: The Political Economy of Public Works, 1933-1956. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2006.