Balkh City of Afghanistan for It was also during this period that Walras left La Gazette to write for another newspaper, the popular Paris-wide La Presse, but his political views clashed with the conservative views of the editorial board. He was promptly terminated. Feeling that his journalistic points of view were restricted, he sought other employment. In 1861, he accepted a clerkship with a railway company. Pay was meager and supplied neither his family’s food bill nor his ailing wife’s constant medical bills. Several times between 1861 69, Walras applied for an academic position, but lacked the educational credentials. For extra income, he contributed to newspapers such as the well-read L’Independent de la Moselle. Balkh City of Afghanistan 2016.