Toward a Planned Society: From Roosevelt to Nixon

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Oxford University Press, Jan 22, 1976 - History - 376 pages
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Graham here examines the beginnings and development of national growth policies and machinery in the United States from the New Deal to the Nixon administration.

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Contents

Roosevelt and the Planning Idea
1
From Pearl Harbor to the Employment Act
69
From the Employment Act to the 1960s
91
The Democrats 19611969
126
Richard Nixon 19691974
188
Crossroads
264
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Page 89 - ... in a manner calculated to foster and promote free competitive enterprise and the general welfare, conditions under which there will be afforded useful employment opportunities, including self-employment, for those able, willing, and seeking to work, and to promote maximum employment, production, and purchasing power.
Page 89 - Congress hereby declares that it is the continuing policy and responsibility of the Federal Government to use all practicable means consistent with its needs and obligations and other essential considerations of national policy, with the assistance and cooperation of industry, agriculture, labor, and State and local governments, to coordinate and utilize all its plans, functions, and resources for the purpose of creating and maintaining, in a manner calculated to foster...
Page ix - If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Page 320 - Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with evergrowing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watch-word be order and your beacon beauty.
Page 202 - The violent and decayed central cities of our great metropolitan complexes are the most conspicuous area of failure in American life today.
Page 20 - Many hard lessons have taught us the human waste that results from lack of planning. Here and there a few wise cities and counties have looked ahead and planned. But our Nation has "just grown.
Page 151 - I cannot imagine anything more emphatically a subject that is not a proper political or governmental activity or function or responsibility.
Page 197 - ... manner (as when the great agricultural migrations from the rural South were allowed to take place with no adjustment or relocation arrangements whatever). What we have never had is a policy : coherent, consistent positions as to what the National Government would hope to see happen ; what it will encourage, what it will discourage.
Page 87 - In order to assist industry, agriculture, labor, and State and local governments in achieving continuing full employment, it is the responsibility of the Federal Government to pursue such consistent and openly arrived at economic policies and programs...

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