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Commentary, February, 16 2000
Weissman's ZSpace page
Imagine this: you study your entire life to reach the pinnacle of your profession. First, you secure an undergraduate degree in biology from Oregon State University. Then a PhD in developmental biology at Yale University. Then on to Indiana Univer...
Commentary, February, 15 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
What are the limits to corporate greed in the year 2000? We may be about to find out. The pharmaceutical companies, whose rate of profit is more than three times the average of other corporations, have been using their enormous clout to block pres...
Commentary, February, 13 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
How much say should each actor in an economy have over decisions in that economy? Why should we aim for self-management defined as decision-making input proportionate to the degree one is affected by outcomes?
Commentary, February, 12 2000
Solomon's ZSpace page
A specter is haunting cyberspace -- the specter of e-vandalism. Media alarms have been loud in recent days: Electronic commerce is under siege. A virtual crime wave threatens to wreak havoc on the World Wide Web. Any site is vulnerable, no matter...
Commentary, February, 11 2000
Shalom's ZSpace page
In December 1975, after receiving a green light from U.S. President Gerald and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Indonesian President Suharto launched an invasion of East Timor. The weapons for the attack came from the United States. "Of course ...
Commentary, February, 10 2000
Georgakas's ZSpace page
A few years ago Martin Bernal's Black Athena stimulated considerable commentary about the role of blacks in antiquity. Many leftists applauded Bernal's perceptive analysis of the racism of many nineteenth century German scholars without understand...
Commentary, February, 09 2000
Schechter's ZSpace page
When demonstrators packed the streets of Seattle last December to scuttle the World Trade Organization meeting and shout about their dissatisfaction with economic globalization, some journalists described them as "politically correct" activists.
Commentary, February, 08 2000
Naiman's ZSpace page
There's great consternation in Cuba and Florida over the fate of Elian Gonzalez. If he were from any other country, he would already be home with his father. Yet only a handful of the media reports mention the extreme U.S. embargo that led to the ...
Commentary, February, 07 2000
Peters's ZSpace page
What happens when corporations take on progressive social and political issues? We've all had the opportunity to roll our eyes at the marketers who co-opt feminist principles in order to sell their products. "Take Control" hair gel and "Stay Free...
Commentary, February, 06 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
Suppose we agree that people ought to be paid only according to how hard they work and how onerous their work conditions are. To attain these Just Rewards we must reduce and ultimately eliminate reward for property, power, and output; reduce and f...
Commentary, February, 04 2000
Burchill's ZSpace page
In societies which like to call themselves free and open, liberty is usually defined in contrasting terms. State propaganda and indoctrination, for example, are said to be exclusive characteristics of unfree or totalitarian states at both ends of ...
Commentary, February, 03 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
There has long been a strong tendency on the part of Western non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to serve as did the Christian missionaries in the years of colonial expansion and occupation, who followed in the wake of the empire builders to con...
Commentary, February, 02 2000
Dominick's ZSpace page
Naive as I was in the mid-1990s, for a spell I actually thought there was a good chance that, by the turn of the century, the terms "ageism" and "youth liberation" would be ubiquitous in the Left's vocabulary.
Commentary, February, 01 2000
Prashad's ZSpace page
I'm not one to pass a good film by, having enjoyed Michael Mann's 'The Insider.' Its send-up of '60 Minutes' was enjoyable even as it felt the need to recuperate that bastion of US liberalism at film's end. This weekend I went to see Tim Robbin's ...
Commentary, January, 31 2000
Guellec's ZSpace page
Damaris Urena and Marcus Cruz are today January 4th mourning the loss of their 4-month old baby. It did not have to happen. According to the Daily News the family's ordeal began December 15th at about 5 a.m. when the baby awoke with a high fever c...
Commentary, January, 30 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
In a desirable economy what income does each actor get to enjoy? What is the basis for remuneration?
Commentary, January, 29 2000
Rebick's ZSpace page
Always on the cutting edge of social change, the Canadian Auto Workers union has just launched an important new initiative. The CAW has set up "A Task Force on Working Class Politics in the 21st Century."
Commentary, January, 28 2000
Reinhart's ZSpace page
For many in Israel, it is already difficult to remember the joy and relief in which they received the news about the forthcoming peace with Syria, about a month ago. What was this joy about?
Commentary, January, 27 2000
Cagan's ZSpace page
The nineties opened with a bang. In August, 1990 the Iraqis invaded Kuwait and it was immediately clear that George Bush would do everything in his formidable presidential power to go to war.
Commentary, January, 26 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
I don't normally make New Year's resolutions, or use the new year as an excuse for significant reflection on the one just ended. But this year, I'm making an exception. After all, we have (arguably, I know) entered a new millennium: and the end of...