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Title New frontiers for American youth
Subject Social ethics; Social problems
Description Fourth annual Frederick William Reynolds memorial lecture.
Creator Bennion, Milton, 1870-1953.
Publisher The Extension division, University of Utah
Date 1939-11-29
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier,596
Source LD5526 .U8 n.s. v.30 no.6
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "New frontiers for American youth," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Description 12 NEW FRONTIERS FOR AMERICAN YOUTH is not a good unless good use is made of it. It may be used in the furtherance of any good cause. On the contrary it may be hoarded, or it may be squandered and bring ruin to its possessors or to their immediate heirs. Such has often been the case. Likewise the marvelous advancements of the physical and biological sciences may not be in themselves a good. Their contributions to the welfare of mankind are too well known to need enumeration. But, it is also manifest to all that they may be used to the utter destruction of mankind and the material products of centuries of human effort. Principles of the social sciences may likewise be put to either good or bad uses. The same may also be true of some of the so-called virtues. It is only when such character traits are used in furtherance of socially valuable ends that they take on a moral quality. A man may, for instance, be honest and industrious in pursuit of his own gain with little or no regard for the welfare of others. Such a person may be a moral imbecile notwithstanding his industry and technical honesty. Development of scientific knowledge in the social studies has been retarded by the complexity and variability of its elements, and its applications to social reforms have often been frustrated by the selfish interests of individuals and organized groups. These try to discredit sound principles and resist their application to the solution of social-economic problems. We are still troubled in some measure with predatory interests and methods in business and with the spoils system in politics. The desire to reap the rewards of labor without work or effort, to get something for nothing, is all too prevalent. These methods have been condemned by business men themselves through codes of ethics adopted by trade and industrial associations; important provisions of these codes have been enacted into law by Congress and state legislatures. The principles set forth in the codes of trade associations are in line with ethical codes of the old professions and recently developed codes of the newer professions. Service is the watchword of the professions and is rightly becoming the standard of all vocations. The obligation to serve, however, implies the right to an opportunity to serve. The right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, by implication includes the right to work and through work to achieve economic independence. With this right, however, goes an obligation to work that rests upon every able-bodied member of the community, rich or poor. No individual can be free from the duty of rendering return service to mankind for the benefits he has received and without which he would lack the cultural and material aspects of civilization. One of the new frontiers for American youth is to find ways and means of providing all with opportunities to work. As we have already said this is necessarily a cooperative undertaking, whether by voluntary organizations or by government agencies. The problem
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Source Original Manuscript: New frontiers for American youth, by Milton Bennion.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
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