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Presidential Decision Making: The Economic Policy Board
Presidential Decision Making: The Economic Policy Board
By Roger Porter
Cambridge University Press, 1980, pp
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The former Executive Secretary of the Economic Policy Board gives a detailed, lucid account of how this innovation by the Ford Administration worked. His analysis, using records and many interviews, focuses largely on procedure and administrative effectiveness. For many readers the high spots will be the case studies of the 1975 tax proposals, the U.S.-Soviet grain agreement, and the treatment of shoe imports.