The NRA was an attempt to get all businesses within various sectors of the economy to cooperate with one another. It was meant as a way to combat the problems of the Great Depression. The NRA got businesses to agree to do two important things. First, it got them to agree to increase wages. This was meant to help workers be able to make enough money to get by. Second, it got them to agree not to produce too much of their products. This would prevent the prices of the products from dropping too low. If prices got too low, the businesses would not be able to pay their employees good wages. By getting businesses to agree to these things, the NRA was meant to help businesses and workers and to combat the effects of the Depression.