"When times are good, people take economic growth for granted, as natural and inevitable. But in times like the present - when the horizon is somewhat clouded - people begin to wonder just where our country is headed. Some, of course, have blind faith in the ability of the American system to prosper come hell or high water. Others become the prophets of doom. Yet the only practical thing to do is step back and take a good hard look at our economy: What progress have we made? What causes economic growth anyway? And what are our real prospects for the future?"
Good Reading Rack Service, 1958