Executive View: Battling the B.I.G. Bulge

The spread of big, intrusive Government (B.I.G. for short) is a source of so much public discontent that, like epidemiology or the Korean War, it has become a subject of serious study in universities. The leading professor is Murray Weidenbaum, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1969-71) who knows his subject only too well. At the Center for the Study of American Business, which he heads at Washington University in St. Louis, Economist Weidenbaum, 51, is examining how the policies and regulations of B.I.G. are feeding inflation, impeding efficiency and otherwise rubbing up against private citizens. Given the bullish...

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