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Elections-One-Party System, Once Again

January 1, 1972 pension of existing ones. This arrangement makes it possible for the Government to have the best of both the worlds. It can take credit for showing awareness of the dangers of monopoly or concentration of economic power by referring specific cases to the Monopolies Commission, At the same time it can indirectly prevent proper investigation of these cases by the Commission by harping upon the need to approve them Quickly because of their importance (which may be real indeed) for, say, industrial growth or defence production. The frequent references by Government spokesmen to the work of the Monopolies Commission in the context of the recent slow growth of industrial production (which have successfully created the impression that a major responsibility for the in das trial slack is that of the Commission) are nothing short of an attempt to pressurise the Commission to abdicate its responsibility.

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