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TOPICS FOR LEGISLATION.

WHAT THE AMERICAN THINKS. The 'New York Tribune" has been conducting a contest to ascertain what its readers think should be the topics dealt with in the political platform subscribed to by the great Republican and Democrat conventions that select a candidate for the forthcoming Presidential election and enunciate a policy for those parties. The result is interesting, as indicating the relative importance of the questions that agitate the thinking mind in the United States to-day. At the date of the latest advices 7089 suggestions had been received, and the numhors of proposals and subjects was as follows: — 1. Capital and Labour 702 2. Foreign Relations 681 3. Americanisation 565 4. Army and Navy Programmes.. 536 5- Cost of Living 401 6. Constitutional Keforms ....... 362 7. Bolshevism 335 8. Education 325 0. Conservation of National Resources 302 10. Social Legislation 230 11. Administration Reforms ..... 222 12. Taxation 222 13. Immigration 205 14. Free Speech ins 15. Tariff , 194 IG. Mexican Question , 177 17. The Woman Voter 168 IS- Aid for Soldiers 167 19. Prohibition 165 20. Budget 162 21. Government Control of Industry 146 22. Merchant Marine *. 144 23. National Economy 127 24. Railroads 106 25. National Finance 104 26. Agriculture S3 27. Islajid Possessions 54 Total 7089

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TOPICS FOR LEGISLATION. Auckland Star, Volume LI, Issue 158, 3 July 1920

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