Commentaries

April 14th, 1992
The French call it telematique. We call it telecomputing or telematics. Whatever you call it, the marriage of computers and communications is changing the way we work, the... read more
March 24th, 1992
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We must take out the trash and clean the barn. It's time to take back ownership of America."  With that overarching theme, Texas industrialist Ross Perot, the 61-year-old... read more
March 3rd, 1992
As in most other Super Cities, Los Angeles' economy is changing. Nothing new here. Things always change and churn -- particularly in a multicultural society such as Southern... read more
February 28th, 1992
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Can "little platoons" of Americans win battles the "big battalions" of the federal government have been losing?  Lamar Alexander intends to find out. The soft-spoken, mild-... read more
February 4th, 1992
Mexico City-- sometimes a trip to another country helps you get a better perspective on things going on in your own. That happened to me last week during four days in Mexico... read more
December 24th, 1991
These holidays- Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's - mean different things to different people. For me the holidays conjure up thoughts of home.  But what is "home" in a country... read more
December 22nd, 1991
In 1976, the late futurist, Herman Kahn, predicted that tourism (including travel) would become the world's No. 1 industry by the year 2000. Good instincts. Wrong year. ... read more
December 17th, 1991
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The 1992 presidential campaign is now in full swing. It started with Saturday's non-binding "beauty contest" in Florida, where Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, the presumptive... read more
December 3rd, 1991
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Despite a year of debate, there is still considerable uncertainty about the likely magnitude of future U.S. defense budget cuts.  During the recent budget summit, Senate... read more
November 26th, 1991
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"There are no cats in America, and the street are paved with cheese".  Thanks to the artistic genius of Steven Speilberg, the song containing these words filled the mousehole... read more
October 27th, 1991
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Tourism (including travel), now the world's largest industry, is dominated by transportation.  Transportation accounts for about half the $652 billion spent in the tourism... read more
October 15th, 1991
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This is D-Day. If everything goes as planned, the Senate will vote tonight on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The vote comes none too soon. Both... read more
October 8th, 1991
n its Sept. 30 cover story "The War for the West"Newsweek magazine describes an American West that resembles the real West about as much as a Hollywood movie script. Down to... read more
June 20th, 1991
The changing workforce is a major characteristic of the new economy.  One of the most important changes is the slowdown in U.S. population growth, characterized by the "baby... read more
June 13th, 1991
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Albuquerque- Across the U.S. are more than 500 federal laboratories operated by 14 different federal agencies.  Many of the best known labs are weapons labs -- such as New... read more
May 30th, 1991
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Remember the "Misery Index"?  The Misery Index is a good example of how the economy influences politicians.  The Misery Index was used first by President Reagan in... read more
May 16th, 1991
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Countertrade -- barter, counterpurchase, buy-backs and offsets -- is the fastest growing segment of international trade. But the rise of unconventional trade has many... read more
May 9th, 1991
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Third of four parts The scramble for position and market share in the expanding global economy rewards new skills and requires unconventional strategies.  One of the most... read more
May 2nd, 1991
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Second of four parts Countertrade, the fastest growing segment of global commerce, includes barter, counter purchase, buy-backs and offsets.  Barter is the simplest form of... read more
April 25th, 1991
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First of four parts Unconventional trade -- including barter, counter trade, offsets and buy-backs -- is the most rapidly growing segment of international commerce. ... read more

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It’s better to wear out than rust out.”  That is the message of Reboot!  While American culture glamorizes the “Golden Years” of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life.

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