Stuart Chase has an extraordinary faculty for making economics exciting reading, for revealing the kernel of an idea so dramatically, that his readers feel that they have thought it out for themselves. Here's a book to sell to all your customers who want to have a good word to say for the New Deal and what it is (we hope) trying to evolve; for those who are convinced that it is possible to find a path that is neither a return to an outworn capitalistic system nor yet Communism, Socialism or Fascism. Stuart Chase, in defining his theory of ""budgeting"" activities, so that a line can be drawn between those that, increasingly, should fall under government jurisdiction, and those that should stay in private hands, gives guideposts to a solution. He lays his groundwork by outlining present trends, by showing how they are evolving elsewhere, by indicating the lines of development possible. And he points concrete examples, which bolster our faith in a sound solution. A book which should interest that vast growing public eagerly seeking some guide to the future. And it is easy reading.