The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 2 (June 1, 1931)
Sufferers Seek Relief
Sufferers Seek Relief.
In the days of the Czars, Britain and the British Empire easily became impressed with a Russian scare in the heart of Asia. There was always a fear that some Foreign Office in some other country was minded to grab some doubtful territory. Though the Soviet forces are still on the Oxus and on the Amur, what is now most dreaded is Soviet propaganda, and Soviet wheat, and perhaps butter. Everyone wants things cheaper, yet imposes an impossible condition— that the price-fall be confined to what he does not sell. Consequently, all are very discontented, especially as price-fall relentlessly increases debt. As might have been expected, uneconomic politicians do page 55 not always shine as economists. Many millions, the world over, suffer.