Land of the Free: Fingers in the Cookie Jar

Rickenbacker, William F.
January 1975
National Review;1/31/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p110
Discusses the political history of the sugar industry in the U.S. Political influence of sugar plantation owners during the colonial period; Information on the use of sugar as a weapon of diplomacy; Description of the pressure exerted by the industry on U.S. President Gerald R. Ford's administration; Information on statements of policy made by Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of Agriculture; Comment that democratic highnesses in Washington encouraged other countries around the world to increase their capacity to produce cane sugar at the high price.


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