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State Intervention and Agriculture

Nature volume 140, pages 601602 (09 October 1937) | Download Citation



STATE intervention in a particular industry is one of those subjects which most probably would have been rejected by the Council of the British Association had it not happily decided to include within its ambit the interactions of science and the life of the people. It is true that this development tends to bring the sciences into closer touch with economics and politics, but one day economics may be established as a fully inductive science, and knowledge obtained by impartial scientific inquiry will be the basis of political action.

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