National Affairs: Sane Professor

By way of a curtain raiser to the drama of the giants, Dr. Thomas Sewall Adams, Professor of Political Economy at Yale University, resigned from government work. The eminent economist had been employed as special adviser to the committee investigating the Internal Revenue Bureau. Writing to Senator "Jim" Watson, he said: "To probe for the sake of probing impresses me—if I may say so without offense—as a particularly demoralizing form of child's play."

He pointed out that a force of 19,000 collected $2,500,000,000 in taxes and pay $100,000,000 refunds annually, and said:

"Under such...

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