Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Recently, over 80 directors and officers of American public companies
met at the University of Chicago for a three-day "boot camp" on
corporate governance. Included in the curriculum was a crash
course on basic accounting. Those attending, all of whom supposedly
represent the interests and concerns of shareholders, managed
a whopping average score of 32 percent on the accounting
exam. Those directors surely earn their stock options.
New York Times, 3 September 2002.
This week's columns
Honoring the Dead with Life
The uplifting story of unselfish humanity is too often lost in the talk of
terror and war.
Read Honoring the Dead with Life!
They Invade a Desert and Call it Peace
In spite of Saddam Husseins' manifold sins and wickedness,
George Bush has done little to justify an invasion of Iraq.
Read They Invade a Desert and Call it Peace!
Links to the best of the Left on the web
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
Our favorite resources on the potential invasion of Iraq
This Week's Links:
Click here for lots and lots of information about Enron!
The Dead and the Guilty: One year after 11 September, Americans should be
asking a lot of questions (Simon Schama, The Guardian).
A Tax Break for the Rich Who Can Keep a Secret: Millionaires have found yet
another way to cheat on their capital gains taxes (David Cay Johnston, New York Times).
The Last Emperor: One thing was made crystal clear this week: there is no
other authority than America, no law but American law (Polly Toynbee, The Guardian).
Remembering September 12: 12 September 2001 was the best of times amidst
the worst of times, but it surely did not last (Arianna Huffington, Arianna Online).
Lies My President Told Me: It's Mid-September; do you know
where your government is (Mark Morford, SFGate.com)?
Never Forget What?: The Bush administration is conveniently forgetting Al-Qaeda
while it bears down on Iraq (Frank Rich, New York Times).
The Past is Always Present: The 16 September 1982 massacres at Sabra and
Shatila in Lebanon are still fresh in the minds of many Palestinians (Pierre
Péan, Le Monde-Diplomatique).
The Clash of Barbarisms: Vicious polemical fusillades greet any explanations
of terrorism in today's world, yet horrors far worse than this terrorism continue
apace (Gilbert Achcar, Monthly Review).
Friendly Fire Deaths Linked to US Pilots "On Speed": Dexedrine, commonly used
by American pilots in Afghanistan, may have led to the deaths of Canadian soldiers
(Andrew Buncombe, The Independent).
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