JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
This doesn't ring quite true, nowadays, but this pamphlet, Homes for Workers in Planned Communities Thru Collective Action, published in 1943, was a work published by the massive unions UAW-CIO (United Auto Works and the Congress of Industrial Organization) in a very highly socially supportive way. The work outlines a way to organize more-or-less ideal communities for workers via collective action and pooled money, with large groups purchasing major lots of land and then contracting for construction. No doubt there was also some thinking going on about the returning soldiers and the expansion of the general industrial base of the U.S. in a more international role. No doubt this sort of thinking would be thought of as Socialist in just a few years, once the Soviet Union had been recognized as a competitor and then an aggressive enemy. In any event, this is an interesting pamphlet, with a certain allegiance to the general comfort of the working class.