The American people stand squarely and hopefully on the threshold of an era in which the average standard of living will reach a new and higher level. Made freshly aware of their country’s potential strength by the industrial and technological advances realized during World War II, they envision a future in which the comfort and security that our economy can provide will be the rule and not the exception. A reassuring prospect, to be sure, and yet not beyond the realm of possibility if the widest use of our rich natural resources is supported by the full development of the productive power of the entire population.
Source: NY: Cornell University Press, 1948
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