The Public Interest

What does it do for the poor? a new test for national policy

Robert J. Lampman

Winter 1974

JOHN F. Kennedys slogan was, “Lets get the country moving again.” He sought to reduce unemployment and increase the rate of economic growth without causing inflation or a deficit in the balance of payments. His emphasis was on efficiency and, although he did press for such New Deal-Fair Deal measures as civil rights, health insurance, and aid to education, his Administration placed higher priority on an investment tax credit, research and development outlays, and, above all, a Keynesian tax cut designed to spur economic recovery.

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