George Henry Soule Jr.

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George Soule

George Henry Soule Jr. (June 11, 1887 - April 14, 1970) was a labor economist, author, long time editor and contributor to The New Republic, and an ardent believer in Central planning.


George Soule was born in Stamford, Connecticut on June 11, 1887[1] and was graduated from Yale in 1908.[2] He was a member of the editorial staff of The New Republic from 1914 to 1918 and during 1919 editorial writer for the New York Evening Post. He drafted a report on the labour policy of the Industrial Service Sections Ordnance Department and Air Service for the War Department and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps. He was a director of the Labour Bureau, Inc., which engages in economic research for labour organizations.[3]

In 1940 he was married to Helen Flanders Dunbar. A daughter, Marcia was born in 1942.

He wrote the 1946 review of Animal Farm in The New Republic.[4]


  • The New Unionism in the Clothing Industry, 1920
  • The Intellectual and the Labor Movement, 1923
  • A Planned Society, 1932
  • The Coming American Revolution, 1934
  • The Future of Liberty, 1936
  • Ideas of the Great Economists, 1952
  • Ideas of the Great Economist, 1958
  • The New Science of Economics, 1964
  • Planning U.S.A., 1967

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