Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-2 : Organizations, Committees

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income and ability to pay. But there are new problems; the heavy taxes of
fautre will greatly influence the operation of the whole eoonoy. Over the

long past many people have come to believe that taxes are just so mch money

wasted. Public waste is never advisable. But we do nee4 to see that tsaes

are a part of the great balance wheel of the econoum. High taxes in prosperous

times and r    oee taxes when depression threatens can help stabilize our

economic opportunities. 
          In the transition from war to pee we are almost eertain to hWe

uineyloaemt in many sections of the eoonomy. Unless these Ueressione are

localised with promt and vigorous pblie action we may be nulled into a 
terrible depression. In fast, for 4eoades the threat of depression may not

be far avaq. 7or these reasons, it Is desirable that ve have both $step-gep#

and long xae plans for direst publie Investments to supplement private 
          the rural people of Wlseonsin should e   lne the opportuaities
public Investments in their own comnuities so that they will be able to 
participate in any possible future projects. Some public fieetments obvious-

ly will be needed - schools, community senters, gnd rosas, for emploe. But

it is also desirable that the rural people of Wisconsin consider how public

exenditures may be made on private lane, or for private interests which also

serve the public interests. Nov far should we go in spending public money
Invest in erosion control, or weedlot conservation, or improved sanitation
private farms or houses? It does not require mush planning to spend monesy

but we need earefal thought by citisens and public servants alike to carry
a public investment program that actually promotes both public purposes and

private welfare.