Business: Jimmy's Own View

Last week Jimmy Carter gave his own explanation of his troubles with U.S. businessmen. The occasion: a meeting with a group of European businessmen and TIME editors, correspondents and executives in the Rooseyelt Room of the White House. Carter was asked, "Why do you think the American business community doesn 't have more confidence in you and your policies ?'' Excerpts of his reply:

I think we have addressed some controversial issues, for one thing, that create uncertainty about the future—to evolve a new energy policy without knowing what the outcome will be. We also are addressing some of the basic...

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