OPINION: Businessmen's Poll

FORTUNE'S Management Poll last week probed the opinion of business executives on how future depressions can be checked. Some significant answers:

Allowing for a period of reconversion, do you believe reasonably full employment after the war can be maintained by private business?

Yes 73.7 %

No 22.4

In the event of a new depression what one or several of these means would you advocate to alleviate it?

Economy by government departments 77.3%

Lower corporate taxes 61.9

A cooperative credit and employment

effort on the part of business 53.6

A huge public-works program 27.1

Do you think that, as compared with 1939, business in the U.S. after the war...

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