To Our Readers, Oct. 30, 1995

OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS, TIME has periodically convened a group of the most interesting and knowledgeable people we could find to talk about the state of the U.S. economy. These symposia, which we now organize about once a year, have provided our journalists (and, by extension, our readers) with something of a checkup on the nation's economic health--a chance to take its temperature, gauge its pulse and draw a few conclusions about where it might be headed. In the past, we have selected our panelists from among the country's top economic experts (four previous participants have also served as chairman...

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