FRANCE: More Babel

Premier Paul Painlevé's new fiscal measure, intended to balance the French budget by "a levy on all forms of wealth," (TIME, Nov. 9 el seq.) was got through the Finance Committee of the Chamber last week and presented to the deputies en masse.

M. Painlevé boldly stated that the factional discord now disrupting French politics (TIME, Nov. 23 et ante) had prevented the bill from being anything more than a compromise measure, but added: "I have sought the advice of every party, and if in the end...

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