A symposium on social and economic change with a foreword by Lewis Mumford. Thirty-five sociologists, economists and statesmen make their contribution to a forceful presentation of various aspects of the crying need for a recognition of the imperative emergency demanding a ""planned society"". The extent to which we have progressed is accepted, but further reaches are indicated, in fields of social and economic, political and governmental welfare. The approach is sane but far-sighted enough to merit -- from conservatives -- the charge of radicalism. Agriculture, use of land and water, housing, labor relations, public service, power, prices, fiscal system, consumer interests, society, culture, philosophy, etc. etc. The question is posed as to whether Communism and Fascism can be avoided by an acceptance of the end of unrestricted economic individualism and the regulation of the modern phase of capitalism? A challenging study -- for all interested in the subject. Thoroughly worthwhile from angle of serious study groups, etc.