Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
JO The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., Aug. 29. 1974
Time To Air Diverse Opinions on Economy
IU John ( unniff
NKW VORK (AIM - Iii a series of lait* September eonferenees, President Kurd u ill seek the anti-iiiil.it ion views of tile varied elements that make up the economy, the view of “everyone iii the country, every part of America. ”
\ikI in doing so lie is hound to find that those views are not iii such full agreement with existing policies, mainly those of the highly independent Federal Reserve Board, as was suggested by the previous administration.
The fact is that not all \menca is united behind Arthur Burns, the Fed chairman. who steadfastly — and some say courageously — adheres lo a relatively tight money policy as a deferral!! to inflation
The President will hear highly respected indiv iduals
ask in all innocence Mow is it that high interest rates have failed to restrain prices, despite the almost theological belief that they do'.’
Housing Plight \nd furthermore, why has the nation s housing been sacrificed on that altar ’ H by have the equity markets been ripped apart for that belief ’ Why has business been denied capital and forced to borrow from banks.’
Fvon if the answers aren't fort booming, t he President likclv vv ill have scored a poli-t leal if not economic v ictory because he permitted the previously smothered suggestions. opinions, frustrations of so many to be aired During the Nixon adminis-t rat ion the economic dialog was arid It was unproductive. The climate was unreceptive to new ideas, and those people with something to sac got no
nearer W ashiiigton than the newspaper letter columns
l acked < onv it lion
The Nixon administration's economic policy lacked conviction on its part and bel lev ability on the part of those aflVi ted It was marked by compromise, impulsiveness and reversals
The goal of tin1 summit conference scheduled for Sept 27 aud IIN illustrates the failure of past attempts. It reduces the problem of inflation to the essential considerations
To “clarify ” the present economic condition of the nation. To identify the causes of inflation lo consider “new and realistic" inflation restraints. To define "hardship areas" needing quick allen lion lo develop a consensus.
lf I hose are the questions to be answered, then it is obv ious that those now in power feel that little has heretofore been answered or may be ev en understood
Perhaps the easiest goal will be to clarify the economic condition (in that there appears to
be a consensus the country the entire trading world, is iii a precarious condition because of inflation
The dilemma lacing all these nations is that none of the alternat iv es open to them is completely desirable Further inflation might lead to collapse But needed restraint could put economies into a tailspin also
A large and growing number of academics. business economists and other observers believe factors beyond domestic control are largely
responsible for rising prices, aud that the cure isn t to throw people out of work and depress business.
But. whatever economic answers can be developed, they probably won t tie any more important to some people than the feeling that Washington is listening, is trying to understand and does care
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TOA Frfiar Rapids Gazette; Sun.. July 21, 1974
You’ll Never See Prices This LOW AGAIN!!!
$420 Price Hike For 1975 Fords
New York T.mei service approximately eight percent Nixon
DETROIT — I he Ford Motor higher than present 1974 model of th^ Co. pions to raise prices on its prices.” durin
1975 models an average of eight During the 1974 model year percent, or about $420. on its Ford raised its prices an un-shod average car at about the time precedented six times for a a vasj the automaker plans to in- total of $522 or ll.I percent on the troduce its new models next its average car and truck. colo^ September. The letter was the first indica- yearX
Ford’s intention to put don of how large the price in- The ' through the increase was dis- creases on the 1975 models encjs closed in a letter to 6.800 Ford would be. All automakers — /
dealers throughout the country. Ford. General Motors, Chrysler The letter said that ”1975 model and American Motors — have passenger cars will reflect ‘ad- said that they • \pec" substantial looking Vance billing prices* that are price increases next fall. bari
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