U. S. EXPANSION-: Is the Nation Growing Fast Enough?


BETWEEN now and 1970, predicted Nikita Khrushchev recently, the Soviet Union will catch and then pass the U.S. as the world's foremost economic power. Russian output will race ahead, he said, at the rate of 8.6% annually; the U.S. is poking along at less than 2%. Khrushchev's brassy boast is open to doubt: the U.S. puts out accurate figures, but no one can vouch for the Russian "percentages." The real question is whether the U.S. is growing fast enough, not just to stay ahead of Russia, but for its own economic...

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