ISSUES: Nixon's Convenient Vacuum

ASJYONE predicting the key issues of the 1972 presidential campaign a year ago would rightly have put the economy close to or perhaps at the top of the list. But since President Nixon announced his New Economic Policy last August, Democratic candidates generally have found it difficult to mount an effective attack. Last week the chairman of Nixon's Council of Economic Advisers, Herbert Stein, went so far as to declare that "at the moment there is no issue" in the economy. He added: 'There is no serious, coherent policy that is an alternative to the one the Administration has...

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