Capsule Review July 1976 Issue A World of Scarcities: Critical Issues in Public Policy by David Novick and OthersReviewed by William Diebold, Jr.About the Author: My FA Anthologies Read more by William Diebold, Jr. In This Review A World of Scarcities: Critical Issues in Public Policy By David Novick and Others Halsted Press, 1976 194 pp. $19.00 Purchase Facebook Twitter Email My FA Saved Articles Print ". . . The shortage is really in man's ideas and planning," so the author draws on his experience in the U.S. government to make some suggestions. Seven commodity studies fill in some details.