The Presidency: An Education

At their father's table, the talk was largely about politics. It was lively conversation, rarely dwelling on subjects like business and economics. One result: the Kennedy boys grew up to be active, able, enthusiastic politicians. But though they have plenty, they did not learn deep lessons about money, at least not in its relationship to economic policy and principle. Only now is John F. Kennedy getting his economic education—the hard way.

Many businessmen now charge that President Kennedy is antibusiness. He is not against business; the problem is one of understanding. In...

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