MANPOWER: Two Bits Worth

The President, the Congress and Paul McNutt last week continued to talk about U.S. manpower. But for the first time in many a month some clear good sense was made on the subject—by a two-bit, 25-page pamphlet titled Is There Enough Manpower? published by the Brookings Institution, written by Economist Harold W. Metz.

Like many another good pamphleteer economist, Metz makes sense not by giving solutions but by asking the right questions. When he is through the reader knows that a nation riding along on a 42-hour work week, but talking about raising a 12,000,000-man army, and Lend-Leasing the world,...

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