The critical problems faced by all nations today require a thorough and honest search for community among peoples. In examining these problems, such as a potentially escalating arms race, depletion of world energy sources, and ever-increasing population, the author draws several important conclusions regarding the role of business and government. The OECD nations—Western Europe, North America, and Japan—should jointly pool talents, productive capacity, and resources to tackle the pressing problem of energy. The capacities of multinational businesses should not be crippled by unnecessary fear or by attempts to drive them out of business by making their operations unprofitable. The U.S. government needs much help from private organizations in determining and meeting the long-term issues and problems facing the nation. And private investment channels remain the principal means by which developing nations can obtain both capital and technology.
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