NATIONAL DEFENSE: $1,000 Per

The man best qualified to judge the effects of the massive U.S. defense program broke the cost down to family-budget size. Said Defense Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson: "Over a period of two years or so, this will carry a price tag of about a thousand dollars for every man, woman and child in the country." That is more—much more—than the total per capita income of most of the 2 billion human beings in the world.

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