Pearson: Jimmy Carter’s greatest contribution is being an example

As Jimmy Carter, America’s 39th president, recently entered hospice care, it prompted millions to recognize how much their views of him had changed during the course of his 98 years. Most recall the perceived failures and challenges of his one term in office. He was viewed as a micro-manager and, for years, was seen as a tepid leader. Domestically, America’s economy of the 1970s faced 20 per cent interest rates, high inflation, significant unemployment, and a deadening sense of economic malaise. Globally, there was the American hostage crisis in Iran and a cooling of the U.S.-Soviet Union relationship. Many recall the crippling energy crisis, gasoline rationing, and heavy taxes on oil companies. Read More

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