The Baruch Report

September 1942
New Republic;9/21/42, Vol. 107 Issue 12, p336
Focuses on the Baruch report prepared under the guidance of Bernard Baruch, the U.S. statesman and financier, on the production of rubber in the United States and the inefficiency of the personnel in Washington D.C. Views of lack of adequate reserves of rubber to meet the requirements of the people leading to a breakdown of the civilian and war machinery; Emphasis on a reduction of civilian driving through gasoline rationing and other forms of mileage control; Need for a policy to buy large number of spare tires from civilians and sell them to war workers and farmers; Criticism of the inefficiency of the people responsible; Charges of procrastination, indecision and conflict of authority; Reassurance on the issue of rubber but concerns over the delay in action in Washington D.C.


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