WIN buttons

WIN buttons

President Ford’s scheme to reduce inflation: for the American public to wear shields stating “WIN.” (Whip Inflation Now). [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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I'm certainly extremely sorry for anyone who lost bundles as a consequence of Monday's error, but there is clearly a lesson to be learned for anyone tempted to risk thousands of pounds to win buttons by laying an apparent no-hoper on the evidence of what the commentator is saying rather than the naked eye.
Gerald Ford, sporting WIN buttons - remember ``Whip Inflation Now''?
Jimmy Carter's win buttons (Whip Inflation Now) evoke nostalgia, largely because gas and oil prices are near record low levels.
But more important, a time when the commitment to price stability was measured by WIN buttons and wage and price controls.