Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
The Business Roundtable has correctly called for an end to the sort of
corporate shenanigans that made Enron and Global Crossing into the equivalent
of four-letter words. "Enough is enough," cries one of its ads. But of the ten
leaders of the Business Roundtable, eight have compensation packages of at least
$5 million. Of those eight companies, three had returns to shareholders from
1996 to 2001 that lagged what investors could earn in a money market fund.
Fortune, 12 August 2002.
This week's columns
Separate but Unequal
Politicians, especially Republican politicians, keep lying to us about the
burdens faced by the richest Americans.
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Some advertisers have awfully strange notions of what constitutes
appropriate music for their commercials.
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This Week's Links:
Click here for lots and lots of information about Enron!
Could 9/11 Have been Prevented?: Perhaps, if the Bush administration had
taken seriously the work of the Clinton administration (Michael Elliott, Time).
On Being Called a Commie: Political correctness ought to mean blind adherence
to the dominant ideology: today, that means American nationalism (Richard Goldstein,
The Village Voice).
Bush Company Went Offshore: While George Bush was on its board of directors,
Harken Energy set up a Cayman Islands subsidiary (Timothy Berger, New York Daily
Race in American Public Schools: Rapidly Resegregating School Districts:
While the United States is more diverse than ever, schoolchildren are largely
isolated from this growing diversity (Harvard University Civil Rights Project).
Is the Big-Business Era Over?: The American public now doubts that big business
can regulate itself or deliver prosperity. (Roy Teixeira, The American Prospect).
Leafing Through the Bush Legacy: It takes most leaders years to develop their
legacies; Bush has done so in only 18 months (Walt Brasch, CounterPunch).
Confidence Men: The myth of Republican competence persists despite the evidence
to the contrary (Joshua Marshall, The Washington Monthly).
Majority Rules: America is in the midst of monumental changes in its politics,
changes that help Democrats (John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira, The New Republic).
Bush's Conspiracy to Riot: The Bush recount committee's own IRS filings show
that it paid the "rioters" who halted the Miami-Dade County recount (Consortium News).
Bush Falters but Who Dare Oppose Him?: The Democrats have a new lease of life
that they seem reluctant to exploit (Todd Gitlin, The Observer).
Dem's Fightin' Words: Democrats will be continually clobbered until they embrace
politics, become proud partisans, and figure out who they are (Michael Tomasky,
The American Prospect).
Yes, We Need a "Regime Change" in This Rogue State...: But the state in question
is not Iraq (Adrian Hamilton, The Independent).
Promoting Honesty by Releasing Corporate Tax Returns: Making corporate tax
returns public is an old idea that may have new life (Joseph Thorndike, Tax Notes).
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