Business: Victims of a Good, Glamorous Cause

IN the towns and cities surrounding the nation's great aero space plants, the future long gleamed as brightly as a jet liner in a sunny sky. Jobs were plentiful, wages and aspirations ran high and local businessmen thrived. A sense of well-being enveloped the skilled aerospace workers, especially the scientists and engineers who saw themselves at the head of the country's drive toward technological preeminence. They were the crew-cut exemplars of the puritan ethic, doing useful work for a good, glamorous cause.

Today, unemployed aerospace workers are...

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