The Political Interest: Building a World-Class Team

Building a World-Class Team

BILL CLINTON HAS BEEN ELECTED TO FIX THE ECONOMY. Everything else is secondary. He knows it, and the nation expects it. The question is how to deliver. After promising change and offering hope during the campaign, the President-elect is currently counseling caution and patience. Each bow to urgency (the people want "aggressive and prompt action, and I'm going to give it to them") is coolly qualified: "We didn't get into this mess overnight, and we won't get out of it overnight."

Dampening expectations is prudent and shrewd, but it won't get Clinton off the hook. A sick economy in 1996 will...

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