FRANCE: Liberal Regime

Thirty-two new decree-laws, the most drastic in France since the War, were issued last week by Premier Edouard Daladier, explained over the radio by their author, new Finance Minister Paul Reynaud.

"I tell you without concealment and without evasion that it is a question of saving the country," said small, intense, terrier-like M. Reynaud. He explained that even if all Frenchmen now unemployed suddenly went back to work, this would raise industrial production in France only some 7%. According to M. Reynaud, it "must" be shot up 30 to 40% for "adequate" economic...

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