A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 29, 1968

ONE day last week, the Wall Street Journal sent its reporters out in several cities to find out what people knew and thought about the gold crisis. In Philadelphia, their man encountered a secretary who confessed to being quite confused about it all and said somewhat plaintively: "I hope TIME magazine will come up with something this week."

For our friend in Philadelphia and others around the world, we have come up with the cover story on the future of money, focused mainly on the International Monetary Fund and its managing director, Pierre-Paul Schweitzer. As anyone can imagine, these are hectic days...

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