The idea that business did better than government in WWII does sound too much like a propagandistic, false claim for a pretend superior status to policy leaders. This 'thought' might be here presented in the volume as an accurate statement of history as it then was known and claimed to exist. It still seems needed, an exploration of this history event, so reader's of the volume would have actual facts as they existed in the face of any such bogus pretenses. This could give a more completed history of those times and events.
One example,Truman's Senate Committee during WW II, demonstrated many of the failures and false claims of businesses in providing for American military efforts. Reference to these events can be found in the Biographical work, Truman, by David McCullough, Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Do not feel this volume's history, as set forth in the review, goes far enough in explanation of the subject.