• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1920-04-26
  • Publisher
  • Washington Evening Star
  • Description
  • The cost of living increased steadily in the aftermath of World War I as manufacturers struggled to retool for fabrication of consumer goods and as strikes in key industries limited production or handicapped easy shipment of goods to the marketplace. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman depicts the scene as an old and blind "high cost of living" character strolls blissfully and confidently over and around a series of "high cost of living pitfalls." Gi... more
    The cost of living increased steadily in the aftermath of World War I as manufacturers struggled to retool for fabrication of consumer goods and as strikes in key industries limited production or handicapped easy shipment of goods to the marketplace. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman depicts the scene as an old and blind "high cost of living" character strolls blissfully and confidently over and around a series of "high cost of living pitfalls." Given the limited range of economic and fiscal tools available to the government to intervene more directly in the economy, the government and the public seemed unable to cope with this problem. less
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted