What would the physical assets of the U.S. bring at forced sale?
Interior Secretary Harold Ickes sharpened his pencil, put down his findings in the American Magazine. His total: $12 trillion, $23 billion. Divided among 135,000,000 people, the sum would give each American man, woman & child a nest egg of $89,000.
This is the value, guessed Harold Ickes, of all the coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, lead and other minerals; of petroleum and natural gas; of water power, farms, forests, fisheries, public and private utilities, industry, public and private buildings. Cried Honest Harold: "We are every one a Croesus."
But, said Mr....