NEW ENGLAND: The Fight Over Blight

Yankee New England has the nation's worst unemployment problems, partly because it has lost big pieces of its industry to the booming South. Massachusetts' mophaired Freshman Senator John Kennedy, a curious blend of Boston conservatism and New Deal liberalism, is firm in his belief that the Federal Government should do something to slow down this economic migration. Democrat Kennedy has delivered long speeches in the Senate, has written for magazines—and even crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to defend his program. Last week he offered the clearest statement of his argument to date in a 4,000-word article in the Atlantic,...

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