Addams provides reasons for disarmament as a means to better the economy, reduce unemployment and taxes, and improve international relations. The speech was given at the Eccleston Guildhouse in London and then published.
Addams discusses the economic, social, and human toll of unemployment and offers some creative solutions to the problem being employed in England. This is the ninth article of a monthly, year-long series on economic and social reform in America and women's roles in affecting change.
Andrews informs Addams that she has been elected to a committee of the American Association for Labor Legislation, which will form the American Section of the International Association on Unemployment.