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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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Date Modified 2013-05-20
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Description 16 NEW FRONTIERS FOR AMERICAN YOUTH cooperation may be either by voluntary cooperatives or by public ownership and operation. These two methods exist side by side and often in combination in Sweden and some other progressive states. A turn in our public policies in the direction of the social democracy of Sweden is not un-American or out of harmony with the federal constitution. It is rather the most certain method of implementing the preamble to the Constitution, which sets forth in the most terse terms the fundamental principles upon which the Constitution is founded. The wisdom of the fathers is manifest in the provision for orderly amendment of the Constitution, if need be, no less than in other contents of that much prized document. They saw, as some of our citizens fail to see, that any plan of government may not, in every detail, be suited to the varying conditions of all time. The two major aspects of the social program in Sweden are the voluntary activities of consumer cooperatives and the social and business activities of governments, national and municipal. By these means effort is made to curb profiteering of trusts and monopolies instead of prohibiting them by legal enactment. While the consumer cooperatives are antidated by those of Great Britain, they have had very rapid and successful growth in Sweden. It is estimated that at least one-third of the population are active members of these organizations. From the small beginnings in retail stores they have expanded into large wholesale, manufacturing, and importing institutions engaged in international, as well as domestic trade. The Scandinavian Cooperative Wholesale Society with headquarters in Copenhagen and a bureau in London acts as an importing agency for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. The Scandinavian Luma Lamp Society is an international cooperative which manufactures electric lamps for the northern group of nations. Why are these cooperatives more successful in northern Europe than they have been thus far in America? Because there is in Scandinavia generally and in Sweden in particular a widespread effort to educate the masses of the people in the economics of cooperation through publications and meetings of the members where instruction is given by experts. There is coordination between retail and wholesale stores, manufacturing, and importing societies. Industries are limited to those that can be financed on a cooperative basis and can compete successfully with the best privately owned industries. Cooperation among cooperatives is carried so far as to provide hospital service for tottering institutions. In case any member institution is not succeeding, it may have the services of a group of financial doctors and nurses to diagnose the trouble, prescribe remedies, and nurse the institution back to health. Instead of rugged individualism these people cultivate rugged honesty, trained efficiency, and persistent effort to serve the best interests of the community as a whole. The appropriate slogan for these societies may well be: "Coopera-
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Source Original Manuscript: New frontiers for American youth, by Milton Bennion.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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