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Encyclopedia > Stuart Chase

Stuart Chase (1888-1985) was an American economist and engineer trained at MIT. His writings covered topics as diverse as General Semantics and physical economy. His hybrid background of engineering and economics places him in the same philosophical camp as R. Buckminster Fuller. He was the originator of the expression a New Deal, which became identified with the economic programs of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a research and educational institution located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ... General Semantics is a school of thought founded by Alfred Korzybski in about 1933 in response to his observations that most people had difficulty defining human and social discussions and problems and could almost never predictably resolve them into elements that were responsive to successful intervention or correction. ... Richard Buckminster Bucky Fuller (July 12, 1895 - July 1, 1983) was an American visionary, designer, architect, inventor, and writer. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: New Deal The New Deal is the name given to the series of programs implemented under president Franklin Delano Roosevelt with the goal of stabilizing, reforming and stimulating the United States economy during the Great Depression. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ...

In The Economy of Abundance Chase suggests that Technocracy Incorporated may turn out to be a cult but the facts remain more important than whether Howard Scott was a real engineer or not. Technocracy, Inc. ...



Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.

Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.

The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them.

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none.

Partial booklist

  • Your money's worth: A study in the waste of the consumer's dollar 1928
  • The tragedy of waste 1929
  • A New Deal 1932
  • A generation of industrial peace;: Thirty years of labor relations at Standard Oil Company 1941
  • roads to agreement: Successful methods in the science of human relations 1951
  • For this we fought;: Guide lines to America's future as reported to the Twentieth Century Fund
  • Danger--Men Talking! a Background Book on Semantics and Communication
  • Rich Land, Poor Land
  • The proper study of mankind Harper colophon books, 1956
  • American credos 1962
  • Guides to Straight Thinking, With 13 Common Fallacies
  • The Economy of Abundance
  • Tyranny of Words

Books about Chase

The Life and Writings of Stuart Chase (1888-1985) edited By Richard Vangermeersch, Kingston, RI, USA, Elsevier

External links

  • Stuart Chase Brief life of a public thinker: 1888-1985

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Stuart Chase (699 words)
His credo enabled Chase to see this setback as a call to shift focus again, from public accountability to public responsibility.
A steadfast believer in adult education and lifelong learning, which he considered essential for participatory democracy, Chase was a noteworthy defender of the common citizen's aptitude for understanding vital civic questions.
Chase's grandson William Alan Hodson '67, a human ecologist and professor at Landmark College, and John M. Carfora, Ed.M. '93, director of research and sponsored programs at Boston College, are writing a book about Chase.
The Berkshire Museum (514 words)
Chase brings a wealth of knowledge in both art and history to the Berkshire Museum, in addition to over 20 years of museum management and leadership experience.
Chase holds a B.F.A. in art history and museum studies and an ABD from the Long Island University C.W. Post Center in Greenvale, NY.
Chase states, "I look forward to carrying forward the Museum's vision, which includes improving the physical presence of the building while serving the region and engaging audiences of all ages with dynamic programming that reflects the great traditions and future of the Berkshire Museum."
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