Arthur F. (for Frank) Burns rumpled his bushy hair, scrawled a final correction on the document before him, brushed away the shreds of Blue Boar' tobacco which littered his vest, and wearily got up from his desk. It was 2 a.m., and Burns, the chairman of President Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisers, had just finished the hardest single job of his life: shaping the President's economic report to Congress (see above).

The Burns ideas of economic principle and practice were implicit in every clause of the report. But Arthur Burns took the economic content as a professional matter of course;...

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