The Slippery Slopes Of Clinton's `Jobs Summit'

For a President who prefers to grapple with foreign policy only when it intersects with domestic economics, the idea was a master stroke. Just before Bill Clinton jetted to Tokyo for the Group of Seven conclave, he called for a "jobs summit": a high-level powwow at Camp David, patterned on last year's Little Rock teach-in on the economy, to discuss stubborn unemployment in the industrial world. Clintonites may think they can apply the town-hall format to the global economic village, with Mayor Bill presiding. But if the topic is jobs, the forum could easily disintegrate into the economic equivalent of Sarajevo.

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