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Strength of U.S. economy affects war, how WW II was financed, Henry Kaiser and his role in war, women and minority opportunity during the war, private business effort during the war, how the economic advantage of the U.S. affected the war, how the Depression and WW II changed the role of government in the economy, state of U.S. economy in the late 1940s, consumer in the 1950s, suburban life, growth of industry in the 1950s: building, autos, roads, airlines, travel, entertainment, television. People discussed include Preston Tucker, Henry Kaiser, Howard Hughes, Juan Trippe, Andrew Jackson Higgins, Ray Kroc, Walt Disney, John Crean, William Pauley Emmett Culligan, Frank Gerber, and Ron Levitt.

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