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Commentary, January, 15 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
There is an old economic saying that "there is no free lunch." To get something out of an economy you have to put something in. Contrary to rumors, this holds for the Internet as well as for factories. To provide internet content takes labor, tool...
Commentary, January, 14 2000
Peters's ZSpace page
Male porn stars get paid based on their ability to sustain an erection. Promise Keepers are told to look to God as a Father they can trust, and to stock up on Promise Keeper mugs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. "Pound Dawgs" - extreme fans of th...
Commentary, January, 13 2000
Chomsky's ZSpace page
In fairness, it should be mentioned that the chorus of self-adulation that closed the millennium was disrupted by some discordant notes. Questions were raised about the consistency of our adherence to the guiding principles: the "new doctrine" tha...
Commentary, January, 12 2000
Guellec's ZSpace page
Malaysia is being pushed to modernize and this is attracting multinational companies and putting pressure of their healthcare system. The country's extensive public healthcare system can no longer provide free care on demand, promoting an expansio...
Commentary, January, 11 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
You know you're in trouble when Ronald Reagan starts to sound progressive. And you really know you're in trouble when so-called progressives make him sound that way, thanks to their own pathetic gesticulations on one or another issue.
Commentary, January, 10 2000
Chomsky's ZSpace page
The new year opened with familiar refrains, amplified by the numerology: a chorus of self-adulation, somber ruminations about the incomprehensible evil of our enemies, and the usual recourse to selective amnesia to smooth the way. A few illustrati...
Commentary, January, 09 2000
Hightower's ZSpace page
In a courtroom, an attorney asked the witness, "Sir, What's your IQ?" The fellow responded, "Well, I can see pretty well, I think."
Commentary, January, 08 2000
Hartmann's ZSpace page
Conservative anti-immigrant and population control forces are once again threatening to take control of the Sierra Club, one of the nation's most influential environmental organizations. A September 26 resolution by the Board of Directors changed ...
Graphic, January, 07 2000
Pond-mcpherson's ZSpace page
environment, camping, fashion, technology, nature
Commentary, January, 07 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
With a column on trade and globalization in the New York Times of January 2 ("Once And Again"), MIT economist Paul Krugman announces his new status as a Times columnist under the heading "Reckonings."