PREVIEW OF 1972: At Last, the Year of Real Recovery


A YEAR from now, most Americans will be earning more than they are today and enjoying the first real gain in buying power since 1968. The outlook for the economy in 1972 can be summed up simply: growth. Old-fashioned rapid, sustained growth. Best of all, real growth in incomes, jobs, profits, sales and production, rather than the illusory rise in dollar totals that comes from inflation.

That is the unanimous opinion of TIME'S Board of Economists, and of most other analysts as well. They are not predicting a boom. Too many...

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