A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 17, 1978

Long before he began work on this week's cover story on G. William Miller, George Taber, our Washington economic correspondent, had collected some intriguing gossip and opinion about the unbankerly new Federal Reserve Board chief. Most of it squared with the impression that Taber had got during his first meeting with Miller, just after he took office in March. "It was disarming," he recalls. "He was running around the solemn corridors of the Fed with his coat off, tossing out ideas on fighting inflation and otherwise behaving unlike the typical wary central banker."

That impression was reinforced during Taber's reporting for this...

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