The Salt Producers Discount Practices Before and After the Robinson- Patman Act and the FTC's Challenge to Them: The Morton and International Salt Cases

John L. Peterman

This study describes the pricing and distribution of salt during the National Industrial Recovery Act period and beyond (1930-1945). Two FTC cases brought to enforce the Robinson-Patman anti- discrimination law during this period are examined in some detail. Also included is a statistical description of industries in which the FTC brought Robinson-Patman Act cases between 1936 and 1980.