Business: A Spoonful of Sugar

What is the relationship between inflation and Dutch elm disease in Chicago? Answer: none now, but there soon could be. Congress and the Ford Administration are sympathetically considering a variety of proposals for a massive increase—up to $6 billion—in federal spending to hire the unemployed for public-service posts and thus help offset the rise in joblessness that is sure to result from a determined campaign against inflation. A relative trickle of federal money already is going to cities and counties, enabling them to hire the unemployed for such jobs as library clerks, garbage...

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