U.S. At War: O, Simplicity

From the Office of Price Administration came a hopeful communique: food price ceilings will be revamped and simplified so that ordinary people can understand them.

On the way out is the General Maximum Price Regulation, unhonored & unsung. It pegged prices to March or other specified levels, but in its seven months got hopelessly bogged down in new costs and schedules, a dozen individual price regulations and a mess of confusing explanations.

Now, due in January, is a scheme to let every housewife know in cents per pound or package, what she is...

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