Reagan's Vanishing Advisers

Just when he needs help, they are beginning to depart

Anderson, Rashish, Hormats, Ture, Roberts, Jordan. One after another, Ronald Reagan's economic advisers have been emptying out their desks and leaving. Some have left for personal reasons, and others over substantive disputes. But the overall effect has been to underscore an impression of disarray within the Administration's top economic ranks.

With the economy still slumping and interest rates sky high, holes have begun appearing at the State Department, the Treasury and the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Meanwhile, policy-making has become a desperate waiting...

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