Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Counting companies and countries together, of the 104 largest economies
in the world, 56 are corporations.
Sources: Fortune magazine (company revenues); and
World Bank (gross national income by country).
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 15 July 2001
How Bush Took Florida: Mining the Overseas Absentee Vote:
Republicans won in Florida by ignoring the rules and clouding the truth
(David Barstow and Don Van Natta, Jr., New York Times).
This is one of four articles on this topic at that site.
Jeb Bush's Recount Role Examined: Though he recused himself, Bush and his staff
made calls to those involved in the election dispute. (Lisa Getter, Los Angeles Times).
America's Military Revolution: The Bush military policy represents
a new and important departure in American strategic thinking (Michael Klare, Le Monde Diplomatique).
The international agreement to fight AIDS may fail to provide much-needed care
for millions in the South. (Philippe Rivière, Le Monde Diplomatique).
France has seen the emergence of a truly popular movement against globalisation
and the liberalisation of trade. (Christophe Aguiton, Red Pepper).
For Utilities the Fix Is In: The President has ordered a "review" of
legal actions against polluting utilities, in effect freezing and perhaps
halting enforcement entirely (William Greider, The Nation).
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