RUSSIA: Chances for Comrades

The learned Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (editors: Drs. Edwin Seligman and Alvin Johnson) learnedly observes: "Significant from a sociological and economic standpoint is the fact that . . . smaller lotteries . . . are patronized largely by the proletariat, whereas the patrons of the [bigger] . . . lottery loans are drawn chiefly from the middle class." Unless the Encyclopedia erred, which was indeed conceivable. Soviet Russia last week definitely moved from the proletarian to the bourgeois way of life.

Moscow opened its books for the biggest lottery loan in history—20,000,000,000 rubles (nominally $3,774,000,000) to...

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