U.S. At War: Try Again, Mr. Dies

Vexed by a Dies Committee charge that he had formerly worked as a committee member in promoting Technocracy,† U.S. Price Administrator Leon Henderson proved that he had been no such thing. Once again he twitted Congressman Dies with a challenge he had made before: "I will eat on the Treasury steps any subversive organization to which Mr. Dies proves I ever belonged. Try again, Mr. Dies."

†An economic fad of 1931-32. Its thesis: technological unemployment had produced the Depression, which could not be cured until the control of production was in the hands of technicians.


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