ECONOMICS: Hunger, Unabated

Out of two separate conclaves of international economists last week came major judgments about world hunger. Nothing: the economists said had the force of legislation. Their Governments might or might not act in keeping with their findings. Even if the Governments did take every recommended measure, the world would still not have enough to eat in 1947.

At Lake Success a United Nations technical committee—after fine-combing the evidence a month and a half—found that six European countries could not provide "the basic essentials" this year without UNRRA-type relief. The dollar value of these needs, after deducting those the claimants can...

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