THE NATION: The Law & The Prophets

Can wise words save a nation? Could one man resolve the quarrel between free-enterprisers and the advocates of a planned economy? This week an elder statesman tried. Said 75-year-old Bernard Baruch, before the House Banking & Currency Committee:

"Pressure groups are on the march.. . . The gold dust thrown in all our eyes, by political abracadabra, only confuses, with gain to no one except temporary power to the economic magicians. We must mix brains with our brawn if we would keep our world leadership. We must steady ourselves in these emotional sweeps...

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