THE ADMINISTRATION: Gerald Ford: Wrestling with Inflation

More than the pardon, more than amnesty, more even than the "healing" he likes to talk about, the wobbly U.S.

economy has been Gerald Ford's driv ing concern as President. He declared inflation to be domestic enemy No. 1 in his address to Congress, then pursued it relentlessly in a series of consensus-building economic conferences. Last week, appearing before 800 economists, businessmen, Government officials and labor leaders at the final summit in Washington, Ford declared that "this is not the end but the beginning of a bat tle" to rescue the economy. "You have done your own work well," he...

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