Rich America

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....

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