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Our Picks for Links of the Week: 8 April 2001

Here, in no particular order, are our nominees for links of the week:

  1. We Know What You Did in Texas: Bush's Texas tax cut has a real downside, legislators find (Dave McNeely, Austin American-Statesman).
  2. Realizing Labor Standards: How to improve labor standards worldwide (Archon Fung, Dana O'Rourke, and Charles Sabel, Boston Review).
  3. Dead Wrong: They're Lying and They Know It: Don't believe the latest lies about "double taxation" and the estate tax (Michael Kinsley, Washington Post).
  4. Percy Schmeisser: Monsanto has successfully sued a Canadian farmer whose fields were contaminated with genetically modified canola...for patent infringement.
  5. Pundits Who Predict the Future are Always Wrong: To pretend that we can predict the political future is an insult to democracy (Rick Perlstein, The Nation).
  6. If Tables Were Turned, We'd Do the Same: What if a Chinese spy plane had landed on American soil (Dale Brown, Los Angeles Times).
  7. A National Disgrace: President Bush's actions regarding the Kyoto Protocol have been unpatriotic (Kevin Sweeney, Salon.com)

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Last update 8 April 2001.