Western Europe: A Better Solace

Western Europe's economic boom shows few signs of letting up, but that has not prevented many European economists from worrying about where it all will end. The economists who work for the prestigious Twentieth Century Fund do not seem to share those worries. In a report issued last week, they predicted that Europe's unprecedented prosperity will continue to increase at least until 1975.

Population in the 18 Western European countries, says the study, will increase from 313 million in 1962 to more than 340 million in 1975, outnumbering the U.S. or Russia. Total Western European output is expected to rise...

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