Business & Finance: Babst Demand

Many a U. S. woman has starved to preserve a slim figure, some men have refrained from reaching for a sweet. Nonetheless, the world's sugar crop has become yearly greater. Largely and suddenly expanded after the War, production increased by leaps and bounds until prices clumped, profits dwindled.

Therefore, on May 3, 1926, President Gerardo Machado y Morales of Cuba announced a new and corrective policy. Cuba, largest (22% of total) world producer, would limit its planting. Thus, argued Cubans, would supply be brought down to demand. Thus would prices mount, profits increase....

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