A discussion of the focus of the man out of politics on the man in politics for what he can get. ""General benefits"" (which include pensions, bonuses, education, police and military protection, relief for unemployment and disaster, health, sanitation, certain types of utilities) are a national necessity; ""particular benefits"" result from group pressure (privileges connected with money and credit, franchises, copyrights, patents, trade marks, protective tariff, customs duties, production limitation, etc). The whys and wherefores -- what happens when something is refused; how to determine the relative benefits; what to expect in return. A frank recognition that the world is in it for what it can get. A book for those in public office, for the student of government, and so on. Not a book on the New Deal!