WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND ON THE U.S. ECONOMY

THROUGHOUT U.S. history, the national economy has been the permanent political issue. This year, partly because Americans feel relatively prosperous and partly because they are preoccupied by concern for law and order and the Viet Nam war, the economy has not become a major topic of campaign contention. Yet many—some would say most—of the problems that the new President will face are deeply entwined with economics. Without making big headlines, both Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey have placed themselves on record in considerable detail about the direction of the economy. Though both men...

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