The gasoline rationing myth

by Joe Cobb

Publisher: International Institute for Economic Research

Written in English
Published: Pages: 8 Downloads: 552
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  • Gasoline,
  • Rationing,
  • United States

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ISBN 100898030323
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From my understanding, these were indeed gas-rationing designations to determine how much gas you got during W2, from Joe Citizen's limited A-Card rationing (no special considerations, all citizens not involved in the war effort), B-Cards (essential to the war effort, e.g., servicemen), C-Card (very essential to the war effort, high ranking folks), E-Card (emergency services) and a T (or I?).

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