TITLE

The Big Lie About the Sixties

AUTHOR(S)
Harrington, Michael
PUB. DATE
November 1975
SOURCE
New Republic;11/29/75, Vol. 173 Issue 22, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on the myth that all the socio-economic problems being faced by the U.S. will automatically work themselves out. View that federal programs do gives rise to problems while pretending to cope with old ones; Comments on the fact that devising new federal programs and spending money are not the only solutions to the socio-economic problems; Opinion of Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, that social spending is compounding at a rate that threatens to absorb more than 50 percent of gross national product by the year 2000; Negation of the prediction made by Weinberger; Comments on the increase in all federal spending during the 1960s; Opinion on the success of social security and Medicare programs.
ACCESSION #
9631386

 

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