Foreign News: Prosperity

A reprint in The Living Age from the Report of the British Commercial Counselor at Paris upon the present economic condition of France made the following points: "The entire population of France is in full employment.

"Production has been consistently retarded by the dearth of labor; and, for the last year, more than 6,000 immigrant workers have been arriving every week.

"For all practical purposes of mere industrial output, the reconstruction of the devastated areas is terminated.

"The total coal output of the damaged or destroyed mines will soon exceed the pre-War figure.

"The yearly...

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