Eastern Europe: A Fiat in Ivan's Future

In their recent flirtations with capitalism, the Soviets have begun to cast covetous glances at that quintessential product of the consumer economy: the automobile. Russia has only one car for every 300 people, v. one for every ten in Western Europe and one for every three in the U.S. The Soviets are none too pleased about the disparity, and lately they have become highly interested in the capitalistic theory that big-time car production creates many jobs, which in turn gives people the money to buy cars. Last week the Russians decided to call in some Western automotive technology....

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