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Taxation-The New Property-Owners

and its .swift legislation into an Act may not necessarily be related only to the labour situation and the government's desire to curb every kind of industrial action by the working class. In this context, it is significant that industry leaders have been complaining that the government has not been as quick to notify the ordinance and make the necessary rules to enable industry to discipline workers. This only means that while the government has sharpened its weapons and kept them in readiness, it is in no great hurry to use them, especially since the organised working class is not posing any serious problems to the government just now. The measure, insofar as the domestic compulsions are concerned, should therefore perhaps be seen as merely a way of serving notice on the working class that the government has the instruments ready at hand should at any time the working class dare challenge the government.

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