ARGENTINA: Advice for Housewives

Into the Casa Rosada marched a well-briefed delegation of 300 Buenos Aires housewives. They had come to ask President Perón for "collective action and boycott" against the city's chiseling food merchants who had doubled their grocery bills in the past year. With a courteous bow, the President stepped forward on cue and launched another in the series of government campaigns against Argentina's five-year-old inflation.

He was well aware of the problem, said Perón, and could appreciate the housewives' concern. But he wanted to point out that the housewives themselves were not entirely...

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