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November 14, 1980

Reagan may turn to the middle for his economic advice. That's what Washington insiders think -- but they watch with growing excitement as the time nears for appointments to the Treasury and the Council of Economic Advisers.

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If Reagan picks men for top posts like William E. Simon, George P. Schultz, Arthur Burns, and Alan Greenspan, it will be a victory for a more traditional approach. But Reagan is also being pushed by others who push heavy tax-cutting and support people like economist Arthur B. Laffer of the University of Southern California and Rep. Jack F. Kemp.m