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The Sense of Well-Being in America: Recent Patterns and Trends. by Angus Campbell

The Sense of Well-Being in America: Recent Patterns and Trends. by Angus Campbell 146 I POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY tionshi with p the White House; Charles E. Merriam the , Chicago political scientist, was a part-time vice-chairm an more interes ted in research than in action and suicidal ly deter ­ mined to limi t the board ’s contac with ts Congres and s; Charles W. Eliot, the executive of­ ficer, had an activist dispositio n that clashed repeatedly with Merriam ’s academi c conceptions. Roosevel himse t lf like dthe NRPB, met with the board some fifty times, defended its work during the depression, but lost interes during t the war. The board itself suffered from the Merriam-Eliot feud, from bad relations on Capitol Hill, and from what Clawson regards as a basic confusion in function. His conclus ion is that its two central tasks —idea stimulati and on program coordinati — on were inherentl incompat y ible. The NRPB, he thinks, was a relati ve success in the first task, a relativ fail e ure in the second. Clawson finds much of value in the NRPB report The s. board mobilized an astonishing array of talent —from J. K. Galbraith and Wassil y Leontief through Alvin Hanse n and Paul Samuelson http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Political Science Quarterly Oxford University Press

The Sense of Well-Being in America: Recent Patterns and Trends. by Angus Campbell

Political Science Quarterly , Volume 97 (1): 2 – Mar 15, 1982

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1982 The Academy of Political Science
ISSN
0032-3195
eISSN
1538-165X
DOI
10.2307/2149331
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Abstract

146 I POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY tionshi with p the White House; Charles E. Merriam the , Chicago political scientist, was a part-time vice-chairm an more interes ted in research than in action and suicidal ly deter ­ mined to limi t the board ’s contac with ts Congres and s; Charles W. Eliot, the executive of­ ficer, had an activist dispositio n that clashed repeatedly with Merriam ’s academi c conceptions. Roosevel himse t lf like dthe NRPB, met with the board some fifty times, defended its work during the depression, but lost interes during t the war. The board itself suffered from the Merriam-Eliot feud, from bad relations on Capitol Hill, and from what Clawson regards as a basic confusion in function. His conclus ion is that its two central tasks —idea stimulati and on program coordinati — on were inherentl incompat y ible. The NRPB, he thinks, was a relati ve success in the first task, a relativ fail e ure in the second. Clawson finds much of value in the NRPB report The s. board mobilized an astonishing array of talent —from J. K. Galbraith and Wassil y Leontief through Alvin Hanse n and Paul Samuelson

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Political Science QuarterlyOxford University Press

Published: Mar 15, 1982

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