With the exception of the editor and Leon H. Keyserling, the noted liberal economist, the nine essayists whose works are included in this collection will probably not be known to the general public. One of the central thrusts found in varying degrees in all of them is the belief that a maximization of economic growth must now be tempered with an increasing concern for the social environment that it serves. Another theme that gets wide support is the assertion that prosperity can and must be given a wider base: problems of distribution should receive as much attention as those pertaining to production. Theobald's essay is particularly illuminating in that it alternately attacks and supports positions taken in the other essays and provides a useful overview of what the book is all about. It is heavily economic in its orientation, and chiefly suitable for advanced students and professionals in the planning, poverty and labor relations fields.