Emily asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Do you think rationing worked better than a price system would have during World War II? Why or why not?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Yes. If a price system were in place, eventually if there was a severe shortage of food, only the rich would be able to afford it because the price would be based on the scarcity and demand and both of these factors would have been high. Rationing food was more fair because everybody was treated equally and it gave the best chance for the survival of more people if the lack of food became a factor. A large portion of the population would suffer from hunger but they would still be living and this would be better than a few people eating until they are full while other people die from starvation.

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    1 month ago

    Yes, because if it was based on priced the working class people would not have been able to afford any food!

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