Commentaries

January 11th, 1994
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The first week of 1994 was a big week. It was the 10th anniversary of the break-up of the AT&T telephone monopoly. Result: an explosion in new telephone services --... read more
December 14th, 1993
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Following a week of senseless shootings and spreading problems of gang violence in America's largest cities, the Clinton administration's response is to "do something about... read more
December 7th, 1993
Economic news continues to improve. It began during the last three months of the Bush administration, when US economic growth led the industrialized world. Some observers are... read more
November 30th, 1993
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For the past two weeks, NAFTA and APEC have dominated the news. As the global economy expands, we are increasingly exposed to stories about how it works. So here's a lexicon... read more
November 23rd, 1993
Thanksgiving is a good time. It's a time for celebration and a time for reflection.  Most cultures celebrate a thanksgiving -- an autumn festival where friends and family... read more
November 16th, 1993
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt will be in Colorado this week. His visit comes on the heels of a string of defeats for his controversial plans to rewrite the rules of the... read more
November 9th, 1993
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The North American Free Trade Agreement debate took a sharp turn last week. For the first time, pro-NAFTA forces are on the offensive and gaining momentum.  The primary... read more
November 2nd, 1993
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As President Clinton fights to win approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the most vocal and effective opposition comes from the president's own party -- led by... read more
October 26th, 1993
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Some people--who properly recall from 11th grade civics that treaties are ratified by the U.S. Senate, not the entire Congress -- are asking why both houses of Congress are... read more
October 13th, 1993
The initiative to raise grazing fees on federal lands may be decided in Congress this week. Unfortunately, grazing fees are simply a smokescreen for three hidden agendas... read more
October 12th, 1993
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Although the secrecy surrounding the Clinton administration's health security "initiative" was more like the premiere of Jurassic Park than the Manhattan Project, people are... read more
October 5th, 1993
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The Clintons' health-security plan is now on the table. Though many stakeholders are nibbling around the edges -- e.g., physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical and insurance... read more
September 28th, 1993
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Last week's news had a familiar ring. On Wednesday, President Clinton outlined his health-reform plan. The plan, straight from the playbook of Franklin D. Roosevelt, is Old... read more
September 21st, 1993
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NAFTA is in trouble in Congress. There is no question about that. But, to put all this in perspective, since Secretary of State Cordell Hull's reciprocal trade agreements in... read more
September 14th, 1993
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The Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and other national environmental organizations have joined forces to derail the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Some are... read more
September 7th, 1993
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Treats this week include NAFTA foe Ross Perot's newest book, "Save Your Job, Save Our Country," his latest attack on the North American Free Trade Agreement.  When Perot... read more
July 24th, 1993
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's Aug. 9 announcement of his sweeping "reform" of grazing on public lands is pretty familiar stuff: a 130% tax increase to ranchers in the... read more
July 13th, 1993
Grazing fees are back on the front page. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt wants to raise them a whopping 130% -- from $1.86 per animal unit month to $4.28.  When you consider... read more
July 6th, 1993
Who's creating jobs? "Gazelles," according to MIT small-business guru David Birch.  "Gazelle" is the term Birch uses to describe the mostly small but rapidly growing firms... read more
June 29th, 1993
Who's creating jobs? How many, what kinds and where? MIT's David Birch, a physicist turned micro economist and the established guru of job creation in America, tells us in a... read more

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