||18 NEW FRONTIERS FOR AMERICAN YOUTH In high praise of Henry George's social philosophy Dewey is joined by Woodrow Wilson, Louis D. Brandeis, Nicholas Murray Butler, Viscount Snowden, Newton D. Baker William Lloyd Garrison 2nd, Frances E. Willard, Leo Tolstoy, and many others. When such diverse personalities as John Dewey and Nicholas Murray Butler join in praise of a social philosopher it is time for everyone to take notice. After this parenthesis I return to Scandinavia. The public health program in Sweden has gone far toward socialization of medicine. Free hospitalization is provided for contagious diseases and dental treatment for pupils in the elementary school. Many other needed medical services are provided free, or at very small fees for those who are able to pay. The state bears the cost of care for the mentally afflicted. Why may not America do more in this regard than is generally being done? When so conservative a political leader as Herbert Hoover suggests that his political party sponsor socialized medicine on a national scale, why should anyone call such a program radical? I am not suggesting that American youth migrate to Sweden. We have more room here, more resources, and a republican form of government without the forms of monarchy. The example of Sweden and her neighbors may, however, stimulate American youth to discover worth-while new frontiers in our own land. Big business has long been converted to the benefits of cooperation on a large scale, for their own good although not always for the public good. That is the reason for our anti-trust laws. With the recent development of codes of ethics of trade and industrial associations there is a marked tendency to develop further cooperation and to limit the sphere of competition within each business or industry. This tendency is well illustrated in the following provision of one of these codes: "The free interchange of helpful information, of constructive ideas, of means and methods of improving the industry as a whole, especially with the younger members, and the beginners in the industry, should be practiced."* Toward better spiritual livingâ€"the cultivation of the mind in all its phases â€" America has developed systems of free public education that are helpful toward this end but still inadequate. To our shame, it is a fact that as a nation we are more illiterate than are some of the nations of Europe whose material resources are much less than ours. Free public education, elementary, secondary, and higher, including vocational guidance and training, is the rightful heritage of American youth. It should be available to all who can profit by it. This is one way by which all the young people of each generation may share in * National Knitted Outwear Association.