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Commentary, March, 29 2000
Georgakas's ZSpace page
A public opinion poll released by the New Jersey City University in early February had some unexpected findings regarding the views of Hudson County residents about American-Cuban relations. In huge headlines The Jersey Journal declared: Hudson t...
Commentary, March, 28 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
The great nineteenth century U.S. agnostic and lecturer, Robert Green Ingersoll, used to delight in telling the story of the test of true faith imposed on those seeking entry into heaven by the heavenly gatekeeper (e.g., in his lecture on the "Mis...
Commentary, March, 27 2000
Marable's ZSpace page
How far has America actually progressed toward more constructive race relations? Judging by some recent events, not much.
Commentary, March, 26 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
Participatory planning is the allocation component of participatory economics. Producers and consumers organized in councils cooperatively negotiate labor, resource, and output allocations. The procedure organizes economic choices and simultaneous...
Commentary, March, 25 2000
Prashad's ZSpace page
On Friday, January 28th at 1:41am, Cornell Young Jr. was shot to death in Providence, Rhode Island. This 30-year-old African American was a police officer and the son of the Providence Police DepartmentÕs first Black officer to become a Major.
Commentary, March, 24 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
The Clinton administration claims to have learned something from the outpouring of protest against the World Trade Organization (WTO) last December. "Those who heard a wake-up call in Seattle got the right message," said President Clinton. Maybe s...
Commentary, March, 23 2000
Sommers's ZSpace page
Russian democracy rode high in the late 1980s and into the early 1990s. Glasnost created a genuine culture of citizen participation in political life. Sterile arguments remain over whether this was done to preserve communism or tear it down. Whate...
Commentary, March, 22 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
They are two places that at first appear wholly unrelated to one another; but of course, rarely are things as they seem. On the one hand, we have New York City, whose police-thanks to acquittals in the Diallo shooting trial-have been given carte b...
Commentary, March, 21 2000
Hightower's ZSpace page
The quadrennial presidential horserace is on, and the media establishment has unleashed its multimillion-dollar army of pundits, pollsters, powdered anchors, analysts, chart makers, gossips, make-up artists, set designers and others to drum up the...
Commentary, March, 20 2000
Peters's ZSpace page
group, national or religious or even social, in the competititon with other groups. It is this motive, in the main, which determines the subjects taught, the knowledge offered and the knowledge Grace Llewellyn, author of ÒThe Teenage Liberation Ha...
Commentary, March, 19 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
So far I have sent out an economic vision and strategy commentary each of the past eight Sundays. I assumed we would quickly agree that we don't have but that we do very much need a shared economic vision, and that to get one we need to collective...
Commentary, March, 17 2000
Schechter's ZSpace page
As the story is told, it was a slow news day at NBC back in 1985 when staffers looked up at an incoming satellite feed on one of their many monitors. The newsroom fell silent as a parade of harrowing images from the dying fields of Ethiopia stream...
Commentary, March, 15 2000
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
Where does the vast wealth of the United States come from? It is hard to read the financial and popular press today without encountering stories that suggest the answer is the creativity of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
Commentary, March, 13 2000
Solomon's ZSpace page
What if a big restaurant chain announced that it was hiring a chief inspector -- and filled the job with the person who'd been in charge of the company's kitchens? We might roll our eyes if the incoming inspector proclaimed from the outset that th...
Commentary, March, 12 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
An economy needs some procedure for coordinating different workers' activities with one another and with the desires of consumers. The procedure, called economic allocation, determines how much of each input and output is used or produced, and whe...
Commentary, March, 11 2000
Gonsalves's ZSpace page
Thanks to the state department and our "adversarial" free press, even those who consider themselves well-informed about foreign policy have tremendous gaps in their knowledge when it comes to our policy in Iraq.
Commentary, March, 10 2000
Guellec's ZSpace page
Five of the world's 10 leading causes of disability are psychiatric depression, alcohol abuse, bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These disorders have genetic determinants and physical correlates. In the past ...
Commentary, March, 09 2000
Zinn's ZSpace page
As the twentieth century came to an end last December, an extraordinary man, whose life spanned the century, died at the age of ninety-seven. His name was Sender Garlin.
Commentary, March, 08 2000
Martinez's ZSpace page
Since Feb. 6, the Students of Color Coalition (SCC) has occupied the tower of the University of Michigan Union building to protest ongoing racist practices on a campus that claims to have a longstanding commitment to multiculturalism and diversity...
Commentary, March, 06 2000
Hartmann's ZSpace page
In January I made my first trip to New Mexico. My partner and I visited the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. Like many tourists before us, we were awed by the beauty of the Frijoles Canyon and the knowledge that an an...