National Affairs: New Adviser

New Adviser To reduce delay and remove confusion around his own desk, Franklin Roosevelt last week appointed short, stumpy Isador Lubin, 44, head of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to tell him what is what among figures. There will be plenty of work for Lubin. Today nearly every visitor to the White House comes armed with statistics to back his arguments. Usually there is a delay—which sometimes, as in fights over steel capacity, turns into monumental confusion—while conflicting figures are checked and argued over. Moreover, President Roosevelt, no economist, naturally leans toward the...

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