CANADA: Cash for Everyone

Canada's funny-money Social Credit Party, which was elected in the province of Alberta in the hungry '30s on a promise to pay "dividends" to all citizens, got ready at last to hand out the cash. Premier Ernest Manning's government last week set aside $11 million, about one-third of the revenue it will receive this year from the province's oil and gas boom, for direct distribution to the people of Alberta. Shares this year will amount to about $22 for every adult Canadian citizen with five years' continuous residence in the province. With oil and gas revenues growing steadily, they should...

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