Foreign News: Honeymoon Loans

The Fascist financial magazine, Finanza (Rome), authoritatively proposed, last fortnight, that the State should establish a Marriage Bank. Purpose: to loan 10,000 lire ($527) to each laboring bachelor of good standing who may seek such a sum in order to marry, set up housekeeping, beget. Finanza proposed that repayment of the loan be made "automatically by a monthly levy on the husband's wages."


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