Courtesy Reuters

ANY attempt to predict the economic and political organization of a country engaged in a major war under modern conditions must necessarily contain a large element of conjecture. The extent of the country's participation in the conflict and the duration of the conflict are both problematical. We cannot prejudge the temper of the people. Economic conditions are now changing so rapidly and so radically that it is more than ever hazardous to venture anything but a guess as to the future trend. The relations of government to economic policy are likewise undergoing such unprecedented transformations that before long we may

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