Nation: Blumenthal on the Record

In interviews last week and in recent months with TIME Correspondent Edwin Reingold, W. Michael Blumenthal provided some glimpses of the policies he will pursue after he becomes Treasury Secretary.

MANAGING THE ECONOMY: "Economic indicators seem to show that some kind of stimulative action will be required soon. What form that should take and what size it should be, whether it should be action on the tax front or job-creating measures, will have to be worked out in coming weeks. The real job is to put the economy on a sound upward path, which provides more jobs and protects us from inflation...

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