Accession Number:

ADA207729

Title:

Price Stabilization in a National Security Emergency

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR PLANNING AND RESEARCH INC PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this document, Price Stabilization in a National Security Emergency, is to provide guidance to State and local government leaders, Federal agency regional staff, and private sector NDERs on price stabilization during a national security emergency following a nuclear attack on the United States. The guidance covers basic authorities, the emergency conditions, planning assumptions, general policies, concept of operations, and the price stabilization organization and its responsibilities. The document provides the basis for improving the readiness of State and local jurisdictions for undertaking economic stabilization program. The guidance is intended to be sufficiently flexible so that modifications can be made to meet any variations and unique requirements and situations which may prevail in the various States and localities. Under the conditions of severe economic dislocation attendant to a national emergency that results in an attack on our nation, the primary objective of economic stabilization would be to maintain and protect the surviving economy as part of the overall effort directed toward national survival and recovery. Stabilization strategies would be applied to financial and monetary systems wages, salaries, and benefits prices rents and rationing of essential goods. These measures are designed to maintain public confidence in our market and financial systems and their institutions so that general inflation can be controlled, scarce resources conserved, and the recovery effort supported so that the most efficient use is made of human material and capital resources to bring about national recovery as rapidly as possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE