This time during the Great War has probably been one
of the best times for business. The United States have been able to move from a large
free-market into a new order system which has government planning and
intervening. This has all been due to the war collectivism
. The new
order system is similar to the old ways of mercantilism, yet it has been so
much better. There is new imperialism, as well as mercantilism and
nationalism. These new ways have been able to promote national interest
and even better the welfare of workers. Workers rights have been abused
before, but now the new order seems to give them better wages and make
it better for all. This makes running my business so much easier than
it was before. The workers seem to happier which results in better
products. This all results in more consumers meaning more income, which
in the end, makes me happy. It is amazing how much war collectivism has
benefited all of us.
Not only has business been expanding and increasing for the better
in the United States, but it has also began mobilizing and beginning to
imperialize with our allies and other countries. The Committee of
just started to move toward economic
mobilization, and has been the only organization so far. This means that the industrialist members of the committee have been able to keep their private positions and incomes. I have been
able to organize a national inventory. Also, my Hudson Motor Company
has been able to have propaganda and not only expand my own business
but a majority of other business. We have been able to gain more power
as we are now sharing the power with the government.
I have been very proud of myself lately because not only have I been vice-president of the Hudson Motor Company of Detroit, chairman of the CIP, but I have also been able to mobilize the American Press Association, the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, and the New York Times.
The War has been better for business in such immense ways. I'm glad that so far I have been able to take full advantage of these great opportunities. Well I must go back to work and keep up the good work throughout my businesses.
Howard E. Coffin
photo credited by:
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