National Affairs: Sugar by Quota

Though far apart in the public mind silver and sugar in the U. S. have much in common. Industrially both are small compared with Steel. Wheat, Automobiles, Cotton, Railroads. Geographically both centre in the same region—the Rocky Mountain states—and use the same spokesmen in Congress to voice their demands. Politically both have power to enforce those demands far out of proportion to their size or importance. Economically both have strong allies to mobilize to their support. Last week silver, with its implication of inflation (see p. 9) and sugar, with its implication of tariff-protected industry, monopolized the Washington news.

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