Quality Labeling

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Wartime Controversy Over Quality Labeling

Organizations of consumers have frequently urged that the federal government establish quality standards for essential civilian goods, and that manufacturers be required by law to grade their products according to official standards and to affix grade labels to all units offered for sale.

The usual argument for compulsory grade labeling starts with the fact that the federal government long ago established specifications to which goods bought by its agencies must conform. Its ...

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