Where Are the Goods?

No one expected U.S. industry to reconvert as fast as it had. No one expected that six months after V-J day, it would have produced so little. In big & little shops all over the nation, businessmen agonized, like Laocoon, in the coils of strikes, shortages or price troubles. Overall U.S. production was down to the levels of 1941, and the manufacture of many consumer's goods far below that. Last week Civilian Production Administration Boss John D. Small gave the latest box score on the output, and a miserable story it told. In January, before the steel strike had...

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