Will Jimmy Carter's rescue operation lead to a recession? A growing number of economists are forecasting one for 1979, with their odds varying from about fifty-fifty to 2 to 1. Members of the TIME Board of Economists see it this way:
Arthur Okun of the Brookings Institution: "A recession is now a probability rather than a possibility for next year."
Otto Eckstein of Data Resources, Inc.: "In the end all the President could do was follow the Republican recipe, to tighten up the economy. It has never worked without a recession."
Robert Triffin of Yale...