Regulation of Priorities

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Increasing Use of Priorities to Aid Defense

Speed-up of the defense program, in accordance with the Roosevelt administration's policy of “all-out” aid to Britain, is expected to result in increasing use of priorities control, (1) as a means of eliminating bottlenecks in industrial plant and equipment, raw materials, transportation, or labor supply, and (2) as a means of resolving conflicts between military and civilian demands. During the World War, the priorities system developed from a method of obtaining preference for military orders into the central feature ...

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