Reconversion: People or Property

Fuller, Helen
August 1944
New Republic;8/21/44, Vol. 111 Issue 8, p211
Focuses on the process of reconversion from both the industrial and human point of view in the United States during the postwar years. Debate in the U.S. Congress over whether people or property should be given priority in the postwar plans; Establishment of the Office of Demobilization and Reconversion comprising of an advisory board representing industry, labor and farmers to look into all direct phases of the program; Emphasis on preparations for the changeover from war production to the peacetime industry; Strategy of business enterprises to paralyze the machinery for reconversion for profits; Followers of the economic and political doctrines of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, forced the limitations on the civilian economy which made, the war production possible; Task of reconversion tough for the industries.


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