Defense and the Slave-Men

Lerner, Max
December 1940
New Republic;12/30/40, Vol. 103 Issue 27, p897
Focuses on the importance of proper utilization of labor power and management of economics during war-time for an effective defense policy in the United States. Significance of proper coordination between economic system and political system during the war; Necessity for labor, like other citizens, to contribute in battle through production of defense material; Need for the U.S. to follow the British policy of utilizing economic techniques for success in war by offering workers a share in production; Views expressed on the issue by representatives of U.S. states with tradition of slavery or industrial feudalism.


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