December 27, 1987
I read with interest Robert B. Reich's Dec. 6 column, "Short-Term Fixes Won't Solve Long-Term Woes." He is right in his assessment of our current economic problems. Certainly, U.S. business has done little to help bring about a stronger national economy. With increased government acquiescence, it has severely weakened it. We complain about decaying steel companies and other manufacturing concerns without realizing that corporate America has sold out, moving business to Third World countries, moving out jobs, money and, in many cases, a community's lifeblood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2000
A congressional commission last week recommended radical changes in the operation and functions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, opening a discussion that is long overdue. Half a century old, both institutions have strayed from their original goals, wasted billions on ill-conceived loans and failed to adjust to dramatic changes in the global economy. Congress cannot directly order reforms of either international body, but the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1990 |
I was driving southeast from Shannon last week and it wasn't hard to figure out why the world trade talks in Brussels were foundering. Coming into Mitchelstown, on the border of counties Cork and Tipperary, the car slowed to a crawl behind big creamery lorries heading into the dairy cooperative. Farther south and east into county Waterford, the going was quicker, roads mostly empty between the patchwork of fields.
February 22, 1990 |
Michael Bolton was named top pop male vocalist over the late Roy Orbison, the evening's sentimental favorite, and Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville were cited for best vocal by a pop duo as the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards telecast got under way Wednesday evening at the Shrine Auditorium. Jazz great Miles Davis was certain of one award even before the three-hour CBS program began.
February 5, 1989 |
When Japan began to overtake the United States as the West's leading financial power in the 1980s, Americans consoled themselves that U.S. military and defense-industry leadership, at least, was undisputed. Japan and West Germany couldn't challenge us there. Not with the constraining memories of World War II--of Messerschmitts over the white cliffs of Dover and Mitsubishis over Corregidor.