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German Economics and Technology



    THE first meeting was recently held of the German Union of Technical Scientific Societies, formed by a combination of thirteen associations and unions, when problems involving economics and technology during and after the war were discussed. Prof. Dr. Wiedenfeld, of Halle, spoke on the subject, and showed that whilst, during recent pre-war years, Germany had become more and more dependent upon foreign countries for many articles of prime necessity, the blockade had thrown her back upon her own resources, and technical science had been called upon to furnish her requirements out of these, under conditions which were so far novel in that the question of cost of production became one of secondary importance. The problem had been met in three different ways:—

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