STATE OF THE UNION: ARE WE BETTER OFF?

IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, AMERICANS ARE LIVING WELL. BUT THEY'RE PAYING A HIGH PRICE IN WORK AND WORRY

MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR WILLIAM Weld is puzzled. State unemployment is falling, and incomes are rising. Yet in the State of the State message he delivered two weeks ago, the Republican Governor dwelt on the "insecurity people feel in their work lives and about their futures." Said Weld: "Many of you have wondered, 'When are things going to get better for me and my family?'"

Bill Clinton is puzzled. He would love to open his re-election campaign by bragging about low inflation, low interest rates and 7.8 million new jobs since he took office. But his advisers warn that in all 50 states...

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