The Economy: The Constant Issue

Crises may come and crises may go, but concern about the economy remains clear and constant as the $ sign in a checkbook. No one understands this fact—at least in its political meaning—better than President Kennedy. Yet it was also characteristic that the President scheduled a major speech for this week before the nation's top businessmen at New York's Economic Club without anyone's having thought much about what he would say. Thus a top Kennedy aide, when asked last week for an advance fillin, simply shrugged: "I haven't even started to think...

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