Price Control in Wartime

Archive Report


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Richard M. Boeckel, Editor

Current Efforts to Check Price Advance

With the national defense program passing from the stage of planning to the stage of production, government officials have shown growing concern over possible effects of the program on price levels. Sharp increases in the prices of a few commodities—lumber, nonferrous metals, woollen goods, wood pulp—have been interpreted in many quarters as foreshadowing a general rise in prices and living costs. The National Defense Advisory Commission has already attempted, through the use of various extralegal methods, to restrain upward price ...

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