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September 18, 1937

For Peace and Good: A Handbook of Contemporary Politics

JAMA. 1937;109(12):981-982. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780380065034

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Although the blurb on the jacket says that the author "is recognized as one of the best informed consulting economists," there is little in the book to indicate that he has a knowledge of even the most elementary principles of any recognized school of economics. The work is essentially one of the utopian schemes which seem to have come forth constantly since the time of Plato. He rewrites the constitution of the United States and proposes a complete reorganization of the American system of government. In spite of the announcement that a middle course between communism and fascism is to be taken, the author rejects most of the essentials of democracy and follows the pattern of the totalitarian states. He would regulate hours and wages, limit free education to the common school, bar married women from industry, introduce a system of health insurance, and impose a bachelor's tax. The final

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