National Affairs: FOREIGN AID THAT KEEPS AIDING

How to Export Home-Grown Prosperity

In all the $43 billion of economic (i.e., nonmilitary) aid dealt around the world since World War II, the U.S. has seldom known quite how to play its trump economic cards against the Communists and Socialists. The trumps are those dynamic qualities of production and distribution which make U.S.-type capitalism demonstrably the best pathway to a higher standard of living. Last week TIME Correspondent Robert Christopher reported on an experiment in the province of Vicenza, Italy, where a group of imaginative U.S. foreign-aiders played the trumps with signal success, to the profit of Italian management, labor and...

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