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The Standardized Man

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Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,561 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 902
Added to site: 2010.06.03
mnybks.net#: 28015
Origin: gutenberg.org

The dilemma of "The Man in the White Suit" was but a minor irritation compared to Charles and his "all-weather" suit!

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ad been absolutely stable for more years than he knew about. What would happen if it suddenly became unstable? A fluctuation of even a fraction of a cent would cause widespread panic; it would jolt the Public's faith in its infallible economic system. And the panic would cause further deviation in the Dollar's purchasing power, and--more panic.

He wiped his brow. If the situation in the Textile Industry was as critical as Edwin said it was, then Edwin and his superiors weren't going to be at all happy when Charles told them about the suit--and Charles was going to be the fall guy.

But of course he had to get back and tell them. Because Edwin was all set to start production on the all-weather suit immediately, and if he actually went through with that and got a few million of them onto consumer's backs, the result would be not panic, but disaster.

And Charles' present problem was how to get home without being arrested.

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It was then that one individual got an extremel

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