The Nation: McGovern's Assets

NOBODY was paying much attention back in January when George McGovern, then only one Democratic aspirant among many, disclosed his financial assets. The balance sheet makes more interesting reading now, and not only because he is his party's standard bearer. His economic and tax proposals last week urged a deeper tax bite into capital gains from the sale of securities and property. Though he owns no stock, McGovern listed among his assets $190,000 in real estate and rental property, doubtless worth far more now than when he purchased them, the sale of which would net him profits that would be more...

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