SHEAR, Jeff. American, b. 1947. Genres: Economics. Career: Junior Scholastic, NYC, associate editor, 1978-81; freelance writer, 1981-88; Insight, Washington, DC, staff writer, 1988-91; National Journal, Washington, DC, staff correspondent, 1994-. Publications: The Keys to the Kingdom: The FS-X and the Selling of America's Future to Japan, 1994. Contributor to magazines and newspapers. Address: National Journal, 1501 M St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005, U.S.A.