Earl Bunting : Industry Welcomes Another Challenge

Thursday, December 02, 1948

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Earl Bunting, President of the National Association of Manufacturers, presents a talk, "Industry Welcomes Another Challenge," at the NAM Annual Meeting. Presentation of the NAM's ideas on how to rehabilitate communities after the war.

The "average" man just doesn't exist in a free society. America is being eyed enviously. There is some skepticism at home. How to make our system work better, not just for material benefits, but for the enlightened leadership we owe the world.

There's no hop, skip, and jump route around the problem: we've got to take every step in the national welfare courageously. Americans are being asked to conserve, to economize, to buy only necessities so that we may be able to rehabilitate others. That should go for government, too.

Funds for further capital investment should be provided by a substantial reduction in tax breaks. "relief for the greedy at the expense of the needy"

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69967
Municipal archives id: LT930


Earl Bunting and Tommy Cowan


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