ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

A M The east Europeans had stable prices, rationed food generally in reasonable quantities, ample clothing even though somewhat unimaginative in design and quality, housing of some sort; they bad full employment, generous social security arrangements, subsidised education and health care, and music and culture organised for the millions. But the east Europeans were hustled into choosing. They chose to be free. They have chosen galloping prices, steeply declining production, unemployment for 50 per cent of the workforce and social chaos. Here, in India, the shapers of our destiny are now being asked to be inspired by the example of the east Europeans.

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