OPINION: The Conversion

To master planners in the U.S. and most of the world beyond, David Eli Lilienthal still stands as a prime symbol of Government administration of vast public business projects. During his 17 years as a star of the New Deal, Lilienthal headed and largely shaped two of the world's greatest Government enterprises: TVA and the Atomic Energy Commission. In his books and innumerable lectures he sang the praises of what he called "people's businesses." A year and a half ago, however. David Lilienthal went into private enterprise as a consultant to Lazard Fréres...

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