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Kermit Gordon 1916-1976


IN ENDING his remarks about Kermit Gordon at the memorial service here
at Brookings on June 30, Charlie Schultze epitomized his tribute with the
words, "Kermit Gordon made a difference." And because the Brookings
Panel on Economic Activity represents, above all, an effort to transform
good economics into good policy, let me take Charlie's closing words as
the main theme of my tribute to Kermit and call to mind some key instances
in which Kermit indeed did make the critical difference in economic

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