POSTWAR: The New Ruml Plan

Two years ago a Ruml plan led to a revolution in the way the U.S. collects its taxes. Last week, in his first book, Tomorrow's Business (Farrar & Rinehart; $2.50), rotund Beardsley Ruml unveiled a new plan. This time Mr. Ruml was far more ambitious. He aimed at something like a revolution in the way 1) many U.S. businessmen think; 2) the U.S. thinks about business.

Like most well-heeled businessmen who decide to write a book, the first thing Beardsley Ruml did was to hire a ghost writer to do it for him. This did not work out. So Ruml squeezed...

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