Agitation for Pension and Scrip Schemes

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Richard M. Boeckel, Editor

Prosperity Through Old-Age Pensions

Roosevelt's Warning Against Shortcuts to Utopia

During recent weeks the country has been subjected to a mounting volume of agitation in behalf of various plans for magically producing permanent prosperity through payment of old-age pensions. The “Thirty-Dollars-Every-Thursday” scheme, which was influential in defeating Senator McAdoo for renomination in the Democratic primaries in California, is the most celebrated of these plans, but there has been an abundant outcropping of other proposals of like order, especially since California's convincing demonstration of the vote-getting power of ...

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