Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our
unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was
put on notice.
On April 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spelled it out:
There will be no role for the United Nations in setting up an interim
government in Iraq.
Globalization: Use this word in a sentence, especially as the cause of
something bad, and you will get knowing nods all around.
Opponents of the neoliberal model are demanding a new social contract.
One of the first casualties of war may be those happy-talk forecasts of
a robust recovery once the bombing starts in Iraq, but a far more
momentous economic question accompanies Bush's invasion
In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.
In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.
Once again, changes at Random House have made headlines in papers
throughout the country.
My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my