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[The Battle to Stabilize Prices]

Wednesday, June 27, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Episode #8.

Office of Price Stabilization officials discuss the defense emergency and the battle to stabilize prices.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68652
Municipal archives id: LT108

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About Your Pocketbook

From the Office of Price Stabilization for New York and New Jersey, this show discusses the pennies and nickels of city life.

In this scripted interview program (1951) presented by the Office of Price Stabilization for New York and New Jersey, government economists speak frankly and academically about the price of butter and mitigating market forces. The delivery is dry and no-nonsense: generally avoiding niceties, euphemisms, and condescension of similar programs, Your Pocketbook sticks to the facts.

The goal of the series is to inform the public about inflation, price fixing, and closely related issues.  Speakers also provide guidance to avoid hoarding and black market goods.

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