War Advertising Council Advice: Pay Raises Are Bad

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War Advertising Council Advice: Pay Raises Are Bad

by KirtB » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:10 pm

Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without, January 1945 Radio News

Pay raises are bad for the country. That was according to the Office of War Information's War Advertising Council's full-page spread in the 1945 edition of Radio News magazine. According to their logic, you requesting or expecting - even accepting - a pay raise was damaging to the country's war effort because the ultimate result was increased prices for end users of products and services. It was an argument against inflation at a time when inflation was low . At the time, people had the best interest of the country at heart and, especially with the fate of the free world on the line, were largely willing participants. Having so many family members serving in foreign lands in a battle to beat back … http://www.rfcafe.com/references/radio-news/war-advertising-council-slogan-january-1945-radio-news.htm

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