THE ECONOMY: Action Now

One big figure loomed up like a cloud considerably bigger than a man's hand last week as President Eisenhower called a Cabinet meeting to order. The figure: an advance Labor Department report on February unemployment showing 5,186,000 out of work. This was the highest unemployment figure since 1941, some 600,000 more than January, and about 100,000 more than the Administration had expected. And one man's hand loomed considerably bigger than the cloud: the Senate's galloping Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (see The Congress) had already whipped up a Democratic program calculated to...

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