Books: Cost Accountant

RICH LAND, POOR LAND—Stuart Chase —Whittlesey House ($2.50).

Among U. S. economists. Stuart Chase has a reputation for being the best storyteller of the lot. Master of the art of leading audiences up the mountain, he has held out bold and attractive visions of happy economic futures, plausible-sounding and easily-attained, in most of the sprightly, bright, informal, argumentative volumes he has written in the past eleven years. Interspersing his books with anecdotes, personal reminiscences, moral tirades against waste, he has always discussed human problems as an economist, economic problems as an evangelist, political...

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