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Total Development

From Weekly Insight

In the mid-1960s, North Carolina Governor Dan Moore introduced an idea he called “total development.”  It was a grand, rhetorical frame that was at the same time omnibus and finite. He defined it as “improving, to the highest degree possible, every aspect of life in our state. It means providing better schools and colleges for our people to prepare them for jobs and careers; adequate, safer roads and highways to get them to school, to work, to church, or to leisure-time activities; better hospitals and other basic services to protect their physical and mental well-being; better opportunities for cultural advancement.”

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