U.S. At War: How to Get Rich

Like a destroyer hunting subs, the House Naval Affairs Committee was busy last week sounding Navy contracts for traces of lurking profiteers. The committee tossed over some depth bombs, and the rising oil slick showed that at least one had found its mark: though the Government has taxed away most of the wartime profits of manufacturers, there is still lush money to be made in the shadowy, unproductive role of "war broker."

To the witness stand went nearly a dozen brokers who had specialized in getting Navy contracts for businessmen who did not...

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