An attempt to approach the common ground of general agreement as to ways and means of the national program. Part I is an examination of American ways of thinking, and of the resources out of which we build. Part II -- the reasons for the breakdown, the new economic forces and maladjustments. Part III -- the existing organization of our economic system. Part IV -- the uses of government as an aid to balancing the economic system in the public interest. And all through the book is the emphasis on the saving in doing a good job, rather than making a failure. This book is the engineers' approach to the problem; Counts' book (page 383) forms the philosophical background. Let each book sell the other.