Munson, Gorham

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Social Credit has been an economic theory, a social philosophy, an ideology, and a political party in England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States since it was first advanced in 1920 by Major C. H. Douglas. He believed finance capitalism deprived individuals of sufficient purchasing power to buy otherwise available products. To overcome this Douglas proposed offering to every citizen dividend payments based on the community's real wealth. As monetary reform and as social theory Social Credit attracted intellectual support in England and the United States especially during the 1930s. Gorham Munson (Wesleyan class of 1917) was the most eloquent and durable Social Credit leader in the United States. In 1932, he became American correspondent for The New English Weekly, defended Social Credit in The Nation and helped form a key Social Credit organization, the New Economics Group of New York. In 1933 he initiated a vital Social Credit journal of the arts and public affairs, New Democracy, and was its chief editor during its three-year life.

From the description of Gorham Munson Papers on the American Social Credit Movement and New Democracy, 1899 - 1969, bulk 1932 - 1945. (Wesleyan University). WorldCat record id: 554915624

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associatedWith Bierne, Lilly. person
associatedWith Binderup, Charles Gustav 1873-1950. person
associatedWith Brougham, H. Bruce (Herbert Bruce) person
associatedWith Brown, Allan R. person
associatedWith Buck, Howard L. person
associatedWith Crawford, Fred L. (Fred Lewis) 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Douglas, C. H. (Clifford Hugh) 1879-1952. person
associatedWith Edwards, A. M. person
associatedWith Goldsborough, T. Alan (Thomas Alan) 1877-1951. person
associatedWith Hampden, Paul. person
associatedWith Hargrave, John 1894- person
associatedWith Laughlin, James 1914-1997. person
associatedWith Mairet, Philip 1886-1975. person
associatedWith Morris, Laurence. person
associatedWith Mott, Stanley. person
associatedWith Munson, Gorham Bert 1896-1969. person
associatedWith Nyland, W. A. person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Pound, Homer L. (Homer Loomis) 1858-1942. person
associatedWith Spencer, A. H. person
associatedWith Taylor, Elliott. person
associatedWith Voorhis, Jerry 1901-1984. person
associatedWith Welch, E. Sohier. person
associatedWith Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, William Carlos 1883-1963. person
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Active 1899

Active 1969



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