ECONOMICS: Tombstones & Teasels

In the Kingdom of Denmark these days, the beer bottles must have square labels, because the Government decided that oval ones waste too much paper. In Providence, R. I., stonecutters have refused to cut names into tombstones shipped ready-shaped from Sweden and Finland. And in Britain last week, Food Minister John Strachey told a truly shocked House of Commons that the tea ration might have to be cut, partly because India and Ceylon did not like Government-regulated tea buying.

Western Arithmetic. These are some of the more bizarre symptoms of what ails...

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