SUMMITS: Those Poor Brokers

In its trek from one minisummit to another, the Ford Administration has so far come upon some gales of disagreement and clouds of anger, but few fresh ideas on how to deal with the nation's troubled economy. The series of eleven meetings with representatives of various segments of the economy will culminate in a two-day National Conference on Inflation in Washington, B.C., at week's end. Chances of achieving a broad-based consensus for action are dim. The continuing gulf between White House conservatives and their critics (who do not have many imaginative ideas...

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