Nation: Sound as a Dollar

The two men chatting last May at the glittering White House dinner for French Minister of Cultural Affairs André Malraux found themselves, like many other Americans, discussing the U.S. economy. Both had a good deal to say, and they disagreed in some important particulars. One was President Kennedy. The other was David Rockefeller, 47, president of the Chase Manhattan Bank (the nation's second largest), Harvard man, Republican, and younger brother of New York's Governor. As they talked, the President asked Rockefeller to set down his views about the economy in a personal letter....

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