A Group Study of the Senior Peoples Forum at the Salvation Army Red Shield Club, New York City: 1949-1950
If this premise was accepted wholly by a competitive society it would be necessary to put into effect a national extermination law in order to do away with those who can no longer contribute to the good of society. This would in essence be following the same plan that was used in Germany, under Hitler, and which, some authorities say, is being done in Communistic Russia today. It is unfortunately true that a competitive society has made it impossible for the majority of the aged to enjoy economic security and to remain highly valued in the group as they become economically useless and a threat to those who are struggling for precarious survival, But it does not mean that the whole premise is true. True, many aged are no longer economically secure and must seek public assistance and other means of assistance in order to survive, but they can still be an important part of society and contribute much to the good of the community in which they live.
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Ryder, William Francis, "A Group Study of the Senior Peoples Forum at the Salvation Army Red Shield Club, New York City: 1949-1950" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509549.