Food Price Blackmail: Who's behind the High Cost of Eating.
Lobenstein, Margaret and John Schommer.

Food Price Blackmail: Who's behind the High Cost of Eating.

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San Francisco: United Front Press, 1973. 10-3/4" x 7-3/8". 39, [1] pp, plus text to inside covers. Stapled white wraps printed in blue, red and black. Illustrated throughout with comic book-style drawings by Spain, with lettering by Melanie Jennings. Few light coffee splatters to front cover; toning to leaves.

Leftist publication investigating the food price inflation of 1973, which Albert Eckstein and Dale Heien called "the greatest food price inflation in the United States since the Civil War" ("The 1973 Food Price Inflation", American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 60, No. 2). The authors take a hard look at agribusiness and the role of the banking sector and unrelated businesses in setting food prices, among other factors.


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