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October 8, 1998 | ROBERT B. REICH
Economic policymakers have been fighting the last war so long, they can't see they're entering a different battle on the opposite front. The old war was against inflation. It shaped the fears of those who watched it get out of control in the 1970s. These are the same people who now run the central banks, ministries and international lending institutions. Yet the inflation war is over. The new enemy approaches from the opposite direction: spiraling deflation.
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September 12, 2002 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With five-minute video epics about poverty, death and redemption, the gruff leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is getting in touch with his feelings. Two or three nights a week, the four-time presidential candidate and current front-runner sits in a chair and tells bits of his life story to the camera. He talks about shining shoes as a boy and reveals a painful humiliation his mother suffered when the family migrated from Brazil's rural northeast to the big city of Sao Paulo.
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