OUR TOWN'S BUSINESS by Omar & Ryllis Goslin


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This does for the man in the street something of what Thorndike did for the professional economist and sociologist in Your City (Harcourt -- page 141). The Goslins have proved their ability to dramatize scientific and economic facts so that the veriest neophyte can see what they are after. They did it in Rich Man, Poor Man and in Don't Kill the Goose (Harper -- page 188). In this book they analyze the changing pattern of the town, the new types of ownership, the widening sphere of dependence, the new kinds of works employed and new kinds of income produced and the resultant insecurity. This is not a plea for regimentation but for a new social order which will guarantee everyone the right to enjoy the abundant American standard of living.

Pub Date: June 16th, 1939
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls