Business & Finance: Curtailed Rubber?

Most U. S. citizens think of the Dutch in terms of a bonneted little creature who is the scourge of dirt. The rest of the world—particularly the British—think of the Dutch in terms of stubbornness. It was the stubborn Dutch East Indian rubber planters who knocked Britain's Stevenson plan of rubber control into a hat so cocked that all rubber planters have been prostrate ever since. The harder the British bore down on production the faster the Dutchmen planted. But if the Dutch are stubborn the British are dogged and together they produce 95%...

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