Idle Money, Idle Men

By Stuart Chase
A TECHNICAL discussion of financial policy, actual and prospective; ending with half a dozen suggestions to an incoming Administration for the formulation of a financial program, partly new, partly revamped. As usual, there is good sense in much that Mr. Chase says, and there would be more if he did not pretty regularly lose sight of the fact that human society, even in the Great Republic, is not wholly composed of the spirits of just men made perfect. This oversight seems to shift his proposals largely out of the realm of practicable economics and into the purview of magic. Mr. Chase’s faculty of self-expression is excellent; he always knows what he means, and always states it clearly and forcefully; hence his work is always interesting even where it is least convincing.