INFLATION: The Lasting, Multiple Hassles of Topic A

Although public and political anger lately has focused against rising food prices (see cover), that concern by no means measures the full extent to which resurging inflation has become U.S. Topic A. In recent days, Congressmen have opened a drive to force President Nixon to freeze or even roll back prices, interest and rents, home builders have staged a march on Washington to protest soaring lumber prices, the Government has won a dubious victory in a battle with bankers over the price of loan money, and labor leaders have begun presenting demands...

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