August 15, 2011 1:37PM

More on the 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Wage and Price Controls

It is hard to imagine, but some people actually thought it was perfectly reasonable (and Constitutional) for the government to dictate to business what they should charge for their products and dictate to workers what their time was worth. I was working at J.C. Penney in Sacramento and going to grad school at night, but I took time out to send “The Case against Wage and Price Controls” to National Review in July. It became the cover story on September 24, and Bill Buckley later hired me over lunch in San Francisco. If anyone is interested, it’s available at SCRIBD here.