GREAT BRITAIN: Off with Their Heads

Along with many another British businessman these days, Board Chairman William Cartwright felt like a man under attack by gnats. His family's firm, Cartwright's Ltd., had been making paint in Lancashire for 235 years. His plant at Oldham had been recently equipped with paint-making machinery to turn out 1,000,000 gallons a year, but try as he would, Proprietor Cartwright could not up his production beyond a quarter of that figure. Mollycoddling unions, idiotic government policies that let Japan and Germany grab good British markets, slackness, laziness, incompetence, stupidity—these were just some...

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