Rationing means a fair share for all of us

Rationing means a fair share for all of us

Again, the government turned to rationing. The idea wasn't entirely popular, and the Office of Price Administration -- which limited food prices as well as how much people could buy -- used posters like this to convince people that rationing was the best way for everyone to get his or her "fair share"

In the top cartoon ("without rationing"), a woman walks away from a helpless-looking grocer with arms full of bags of food while a second woman gestures in frustration. In the bottom cartoon ("with rationing"), both women carry a ration book and the same amount of food.

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