ECONOMIC WARFARE: STERLING V. THE FARBEN

Every U.S. corporation that has commercial ties with Germany studied an announcement by the Department of Justice last week. It was a consent decree signed with No. 1 U.S. drugmaker Sterling Products Inc. (Bayer Aspirin, Phillips Milk of Magnesia, Fletcher's Castoria, many another branded & unbranded drug).

To those who recalled Thurman Arnold's highly seasoned attacks on sinister Nazi influences on U.S. business, the wording of Justice's victorious announcement tasted like milk toast. It went out of its way to pat Sterling on the back. It was nonetheless a victory, for the...

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