The Administration: A Team Player for the Council

A Team Player for the Council

As a tank gunner in World War II, Beryl Sprinkel came through the Battle of the Bulge unscathed by keeping his head down and blasting away. In his new post as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, to which he was appointed last week, he may have to hold his fire. Sprinkel's predecessor, Martin Feldstein, resigned last summer after openly saying that taxes might have to be raised to reduce the budget deficit. That brashness so angered the antitax forces in the White House that the Administration cut Feldstein out of high-level strategy sessions.

Sprinkel, 61, is expected to...

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