What happened on March 24, 2002
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What the Fed Has Wrought KEVIN PHILLIPS, Kevin Phillips' next book, "Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich," will be published in May.
Romer Beats Back an Ambush FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is associate editor of The Times.
Why Excuse Some Steel Dumpers? DAVID FRIEDMAN, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the New American Foundation.
The Danger of Overreaching for Justice PAULA R. NEWBERG, Paula R. Newberg is the author of "Politics at the Heart: The Architecture of International Assistance to Afghanistan."
'Well-Rounded' in 2002 KEN TYE, Ken Tye is emeritus professor of education at Chapman University in Orange and was co-director of the Center for Human Interdependence global education project. www.globaleducationFYI@ earthlink.net.
'03 Oscar Picks STEVE BRODNER, Steve Brodner is a New York-based illustrator, journalist and documentary filmmaker.
The Only Hope for Peace GEORGE SALEM and MARVIN LENDER, George Salem is chairman of the board of directors of the Arab American Institute. Marvin Lender is chairman of the executive committee of the Israel Policy Forum.
Economic Salvation Through the Internet SAM QUINONES, Sam Quinones is the author of "True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx."
Up, Up and Away MARGARET WERTHEIM, Margaret Wertheim is curating a show on the work of "outsider physicist" James Carter, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, opening April 20. In Carter's theory of physics, gravity does not exist at all.
'Rings' Stirs Something In Us All DEBORAH KEITH, Deborah Keith is the host of TrendTalk, airing Thursdays at 4 p.m. on KUCI 88.9-FM in Irvine and on the Web at www.kuci.org.
Let the Voters Decide on Old-Growth Trees CHAD HANSON, Chad Hanson is executive director of the John Muir Project and a national director of the Sierra Club.
For Nine States, a Second Bite at the Microsoft Apple ROBERT A. LEVY, Robert A. Levy is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington.
APRIL Nympharum membra disjecta Ezra Pound, From "Selected Poems" by Ezra Pound (New Directions: 184 pp., $8.95)
Analyze This MICHAEL S. ROTH, Michael S. Roth was curator of the exhibition "Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture" at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and is president of the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and San Francisco.
(hopefully) HERBERT GOLD, Herbert Gold is the author of, most recently, "Daughter Mine," "Haiti, Best Nightmare on Earth" and "The Age of Happy Problems."
I Dream I See Your Image Andre Breton, From "Surrealist Love Poems," edited by Mary Ann Caws (The University of Chicago Press: 120 pp., $22.50
In the Flesh GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, Gregory Rodriguez is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Less Is So Much More TOBIAS WOLFF, Tobias Wolff is director of the creative writing department at Stanford University and the author of many books, including "This Boy's Life: A Memoir" and "The Night in Question: Stories."
Song of Himself D.J. CARLILE, D.J. Carlile is a critic, playwright and translator.
Not-So-Innocent Abroad PETER GREEN, Peter Green is former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph.
Read Any Good Movies Lately? DAVID FREEMAN, David Freeman is a screenwriter and the author of "A Hollywood Education," "One of Us" and other books.
Behind the Laughter KENNETH TURAN, Kenneth Turan is film critic for The Times.
Lost and Found In America CHRISTOPHER LEHMANN-HAUPT, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, a former daily book reviewer for The New York Times, is completing his second novel, "The Mad Cook of Pymatuning."
The Reality of Race HAZEL ROWLEY, Hazel Rowley is the author of "Christina Stead: A Biography" and, most recently, "Richard Wright: The Life and Times."
Sex and the Single-Minded PETER GAY, Peter Gay is the author of, most recently, "Schnitzler's Century: The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815-1914."
Everybody's a Critic JOHN SIMON, John Simon is the theater critic for New York magazine and music critic for The New Leader. His most recent book is "Dreamers of Dreams: Essays on Poets and Poetry."
Once Upon This Time CHARLOTTE INNES, Charlotte Innes writes about books for various publications including the Nation.