A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 22, 1979

The figure on this week's cover was little known a month ago, but, says Washington Economic Correspondent William Blaylock, "last week he seemed to eclipse every other newsmaker in the capital." Indeed, by announcing a tough new set of monetary measures, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker grabbed international attention and sent stock and money markets reeling around the globe. This week's cover story, written by Associate Editor Christopher Byron, examines both the hectic financial events of last week and the bold "Volckernomic" policies that triggered them.

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