AMERICAN NOTES: Aggravations

The latest of the Roper Reports on the mood of the country confirms the obvious: Americans are currently feeling both put-upon and apprehensive. A majority (56%) are burdened by inflation and high prices to such an extent that they believe that even a $100 addition to their monthly paychecks would be spent to meet current needs. Forty-six percent are soured by the fuel and en ergy crisis. Forty percent are resentful of wrongdoing by elected officials.

Of the shortage-weary motorists, a majority (54%) said that more drastic steps by the Government were needed to deal with the crisis. Yet...