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  • July 1, 1999

    Millions for Viagra, Pennies for Diseases of the Poor

    Almost three times as many people, most of them in tropical countries of the Third World, die of preventable, curable diseases as die of AIDS.

    Ken Silverstein

  • June 24, 1999

    America’s Disappeared

    Nearly three years after the inauguration of welfare reform, Congress and the Clinton Administration would do well to reflect upon the admonition of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worke

    Paul Wellstone

  • June 10, 1999

    The Company Picnic

    A Wall Street Journal poll of 350 major corporations found that the median compensation, including stock options, for CEOs last year was $2,635,799. That was a growth of 3.1 percent.

    Robert Sherrill

  • June 3, 1999

    Wall Street Analysts Do a Cautious Reassessment of Technology Offerings

    Perhaps one shouldn't simply glom
    On any stock that ends ".com"--
    Except it's hard to tell just which
    Of them will make you filthy rich.

    Calvin Trillin

  • May 27, 1999

    White Shirt, Blue Collar

    In 1992, as the United States wallowed in recession, presidential candidate Bill Clinton began to use the term "working middle class" to describe millions of Americans who were being hurt by the

    Stanley Aronowitz

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  • May 13, 1999

    Texaco on Trial

    Like virtually everyone else in San Carlos, Ecuador, Hugo Ureña never imagined that danger might lurk in the shiny black liquid that began appearing in the water near his home roughly thi

    Eyal Press

  • May 13, 1999

    Labor’s Foundations

    Deep in the pages of the biweekly Chronicle of Philanthropy lies the "New Grants" section.

    Colman McCarthy

  • April 15, 1999

    The Education of Mike Milken

    "'Gotta go to Moraga!' That's what everybody says," notes a visitor to the Oz-like place where the American educational revolution is being plotted: "That's the code word for going to the mounta

    Russ Baker

  • April 1, 1999

    If Poverty Is the Question…

    What does it mean to be poor in America? We can offer no single description of American poverty.

    Paul Wellstone

  • March 18, 1999

    A Nike Sneak

    On January 11 Joseph Ha, a Nike vice president, sent what he thought was a confidential letter to Cu Thi Hau, Vietnam's highest-ranking labor official.

    Eyal Press

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