Who Won the Strike in France?

Alan, Ray
September 1953
New Republic;9/7/53, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p11
The article discusses the recent strikes in France. The first strike wave started on August 7. High prices and low wages, the desperate housing shortage, profiteering by the apparently uncontrollable peasants and butchers, and the antics of the same cartels and financial elements that brought French capitalism into disrepute in the thirties, had for been building up a vast charge of resentment. As if low productivity and an inefficient, uncompetitive economy were not sufficient burdens for a modern welfare state, France is further cursed with a hopelessly inadequate fiscal system.


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