PRICES: Housewife Power?

President Nixon has never relished the job of price controller, and last week he turned part of the responsibility over to someone he said had far more clout: the American housewife. At his news conference, the President asserted, in effect, that the Government can do nothing more to stop the spiral in food prices. Controls on agricultural products, he insisted, would only breed a black market. Then he added: "The greatest and most powerful weapon against high prices in this country is the American housewife. Her decisions . . . whether she...

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