The Future We Fight For

June 1942
New Republic;6/15/42, Vol. 106 Issue 24, p820
Presents views expressed by Milo Perkins, the director of the Board of Economic Warfare, regarding issues related to the World War II, at the commencement exercises of Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Discussion about the national problem of the U.S. related to the ongoing World War II; Effort to make a mass-production economy work; Suggestion of Perkins to increased use of the world's resources to lift living standards from one end of this planet to the other in order to achieve complete victory; Importance of an all-out production effort to the national strength; Replacement of capital investment in armaments with capital investment in heavy goods for reconstruction, at a rate adequate to maintain full employment; Development of markets industrial capitalism as hope for the nation's profit system; Future job aiming to build up a mass consumption great enough to use mass production.


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