Britain: Selective Torment

The British have seen their steel industry nationalized and denationalized; now it is going to be renationalized. Their beer has been taxed almost out of their gullets, the cigarettes out of their pockets, and the gasoline out of their tanks. It is hardly worth the bother trying to get rich at home, and even if an Englishman succeeds, he is forced by exchange controls to spend like a miser abroad. In addition to all these torments, the Selective Employment Tax went into effect last week.

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