The Economy: Advice from Activists

President Eisenhower has steadfastly preferred to call the current economic situation a "readjustment," but John Kennedy has already declared it to be a "recession." If recession it is, Kennedy will suffer from no lack of advice on how to cure it, for he is surrounding himself with a luminous little galaxy of economists from the "activist" school that believes in blunt talk, Government-inspired growth rates, and far-out federal measures to prime the pump. Last week the advice was raining down to the steady beat of one theme: more Government spending, conspicuously including deficit spending.

National Warning. At Kennedy's request, a...

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