In This Review

Western Economies in Transition
Western Economies in Transition
Edited by Irving Leveson and Jimmy W. Wheeler
Westview Press (for the Hudson Institute), 1980, 438 pp

At least three signs of the times are embodied in this volume: (1) several departments of the U.S. government supported the Hudson Institute's conference because of growing concern about the resistances in the old industrial centers to changes in the world economy; (2) the authors, from a number of countries, disagree as to the criteria that determine what is "structural"; (3) there is much condemnation of government intervention in economic processes but few persuasive demonstrations that constructive adjustment will take place without it.