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July 19, 1952

The Welfare State and the National Welfare: A Symposium on Some of the Threatening Tendencies of Our Times

JAMA. 1952;149(12):1171. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930290093037

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Abstract

National social and economic policy has been the subject of contemplation by persons of all nations since the beginning of time. Never before in the history of the United States has it been so important to decide not only which road we will take but how far down that road we will go. A symposium of addresses and articles dealing with some of the more questionable politico-economic trends in the last decade has been compiled and edited, with an introduction by Sheldon Glueck, under the title "The Welfare State and the National Welfare." The contributing authors, statesmen, educators, lawyers, engineers, economists, and journalists, are men from both sides of the political fence who are compelled by their feeling of public responsibility to raise their voices in protest. The book includes articles by Bernard Baruch, Vannevar Bush, Harry F. Byrd, Donald K. David, John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover,

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