Bigger & Bigger

Up in the Senate last week rose Montana's James E. Murray, wealthy, New Dealing chairman of a special Senate Committee on Small Business. In his hand he had a 359-page report on "Economic Concentration and World War II." Its gist: Big Business, fattened on prime war contracts, was now bigger. He underlined this with a bit of demagogy:

". . . concentration is the forerunner of collectivism . . . are we preventing collectivism when . . . corporations controlled by five financial interest groups* hold nearly one-third of our capacity; when 2% of the concerns account for 62% of...

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