Executive View by Marshall Loeb: Telling Jimmy About Jobs

Executive View

It has taken a long time, but at last Jimmy Carter is doing a lot of talking with businessmen. Though he created a million-dollar agribusiness, he is a rural populist, and so he has been suspicious of big interests, including corporations. In just the past several months, however, the President has come to believe that many business chiefs are much like himself—up from the bottom, and not without compassion—and that they may have some provocative ideas about his No, 1 domestic problem: the economy.

So the President holds many unpublicized conversations with...

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