GERMANY: Bathtubs v. Taxes

Dr. Walther Funk has been much laughed about in Germany as Economics Minister, much loved as a man. Germans call him "gentlest of all the Nazis," and consider him eminently tolerant, fairminded, honest. Short, fat as Santa Claus, just turning 50, he is the funniest after-dinner speaker in Berlin, and about the only Nazi bigwig who will give foreign newspapermen a straight answer.

But the great economic theories which, in his years as a financial journalist, Walther Funk made plausible at least to Germans, have in recent months been openly and flatly called...

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