Business & Finance: The Government's Week: Jul. 11, 1938

To many a hard-working businessman, scornful of boondoggling, the letters WPA mean We Putter Away. Last week the Works Progress Administration ceased preliminary puttering, began work on a project to delight every manufacturer and merchant in the land. Businessmen have been increasingly confused by 44 Federal and State fair-trade laws, by a jungle of anti-price-discrimination statutes. Governmental agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission have wondered just how much these 20th Century laws have improved or hampered trade, how much they have raised the cost of living. In April, WPA announced that it would...

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