COPPER: No Retreat

Hard on the heels of the War Labor Board's decision to pay copper miners $1 per day higher wages (TIME, Oct. 26), OPA and WPB last week moved to reconsider the return which copper companies can expect to get for their metal in view of higher labor costs.

Such review made good economic sense since it would recognize that money incentives in the form of profits to corporations can be as important as wage incentives to labor in maximizing war production.

Nevertheless, both OPA and WPB were careful to package their sense-making proposal in elaborate wrappings. In no circumstance would there be...

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