This audio recording is the fifth of a series of forums held at The New School on national priorities. Moderator Maurice Paprin informs the audience that the first speaker, Senator Charles Goodell, cannot attend due to a bill being voted on in Washington, and Goodell's assistant Brian Conboy delivers the senator's speech in his absence. The speech details the points of President Richard Nixon's welfare reform bill being debated in Congress, and Goodell's criticisms of the bill. New School Professor Thomas Vietorisz speaks at 24:42, discussing the national urban crisis in terms of race, poverty and income inequality, and migration, and proposes a national federation of cities and national economic planning to address these issues. Borough President of Manhattan Percy Sutton speaks at 6:32 of the second part of the recording, on the subjects of the disparity between government spending on defense and urban development, racial inequality, poverty, housing, urban decay, and the neglect of the Nixon administration. Sutton proposes a national urban lobby to address these concerns. No question and answer period was conducted due to time constraints.