Jobs for All through Industrial Expansion

Jobs for All through Industrial Expansion

Jobs for All through Industrial Expansion

Jobs for All through Industrial Expansion

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Something is wrong when people suffer for food, clothing, and shelter in the midst of abundant resources. Something is wrong when one-quarter or one-third of our workers cannot find work to do. Something is wrong when the family that grows cotton cannot afford clothing or mattresses, when the men who make automobiles cannot buy them, when the men who build houses cannot afford to live in even the cheapest new one.

There are many different theories as to what is the cause of continuing heavy unemployment. There have been many different proposals as to what to do about it. These proposals range from the conservative's advice to just turn the calendar back to the good old days of free competition and rugged individualism to the socialist's or communist's proposals to jump at once into the creation of a socialistic Utopia.

During recent years many special American panaceas have come and gone. These include the Technocracy craze, the various forms of dollar manipulation or money magic, Huey Long's "share the wealth" plan, Townsendism, and many others. Our British friends have given us one special variant of money magic in the Social Credit plan. Each of these proposals may contain some grain of truth, yet none deals fully and comprehensively with the . . .

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