In the present war, nationalization of industry and centralization of control have been found necessary to an extent never before attempted. The very vastness of the armies, and of the quantities of munitions and other supplies needed to keep the strength of the armies at its highest point required that the most efficient forms of industrial organization be sought out and utilized. In a nation with a single aim and a single will, that is, in a nation so organized as to wage successfully a modern war; the individual has had to sacrifice much for the good of the whole; and the individualistic competitive system has had to give way whenever found -hostile to the best interests of the nation and of the "cause."
William B. Marvin,
Food and Fuel Control,
Mich. L. Rev.
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