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No Boondoggle to Tie Foreign Aid to Recipients' Core Values
Monday, September 1, 2003
Reprint permission from the September 1, 2003 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. Official corruption, it's plain to see, stifles entrepreneurship, innovation and investment in the poorest of nations. That's one important reason the Bush administration's visionary Millennium Challenge Account plan would, for the first time, promote prosperity in the...
Congress Should Get Online About Stamping Out Spam
Monday, August 4, 2003
Reprint permission from the August 4, 2003 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. Every day, billions of junk e-mail messages, delivered in bulk, are tying up networks, choking servers and infuriating the public. By some estimates, unsolicited e-mail, commonly called spam, is costing U.S. businesses $10 billion a year in lost productivity and wasted...
SEC Chairman Should Buy Into Decimal Pricing Payoff
Monday, July 14, 2003
Reprint permission from the July 14, 2003 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. The new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission claims he's committed to restoring confidence in the stock markets, but William Donaldson's recent criticism of decimal pricing suggests he may be bowing to pressure from Wall Street insiders at the expense of ordinary...
Accountability? Mutual Funds Must Come Clean
Friday, June 6, 2003
Reprint permission from the January 6, 2003 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. ----- The most powerful mutual fund companies in the country have banded together and mounted a vigorous public relations offensive. The object of the unlikely alliance: to thwart a Securities and Exchange Commission proposal that would force mutual funds to disclose how...
European Union continues to gum up U.S. trademarks
Monday, June 2, 2003
Reprint permission from the June 2, 2003 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. To compete effectively in global markets, American exporters need trademark protection everywhere they do business. But the European Union is arbitrarily denying U.S. companies the trademark rights they've earned, and the time has come for diplomatic intervention. Chicago-based...
Region Needs the Freedom to Trade in Central America
Monday, May 5, 2003
Reprint permission from the May 5, 2003 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. President George W. Bush is leading a brand-new "coalition of the willing." Once again, its troops are under fire and, once again, they deserve our unconditional support. The president has opened negotiations to ink a free-trade agreement with five Central American countries, the...
There's Only Limited Appeal to Repealing Dividend Tax
Monday, March 3, 2003
Reprint permission from the March 3, 2003 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. More than 400 economists, 10 Nobel laureates among them, have harshly criticized President George W. Bush's controversial initiative to end the "double taxation" of corporate income. They were justified in challenging the president because they know that his plan, bold as it is,...
Under Attack: Freedom of Expression Over the Net
Monday, February 3, 2003
Reprint permission from the February 3, 2003 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. ----- In a stunning blow to free speech online, Australia's High Court has allowed a novel cross-border libel suit to proceed in the Australian courts. And the Bush administration needs to act fast to promote a multinational treaty to protect freedom of expression on the...
Why Dual Citizenship Can Be a Double-Edged Sword
Monday, December 2, 2002
Reprint permission from the December 2, 2002 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. ----- Anti-American combatants John Walker Lindh, the notorious "American Taliban," and Yaser Esam Hamdi, a citizen of both the United States and Saudi Arabia, were captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. But neither Mr. Lindh nor Mr. Hamdi will be stripped of his U.S....
Many Companies In Need of More Parental Guidance
Monday, November 4, 2002
Reprint permission from the November 4, 2002 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. A new and especially pernicious form of class warfare is pitting working parents, most of them mothers, against their childless co-workers. Unless employers allow workers to do their jobs without compromising their families' well-being, they may pay a high price. In fact,...
Attorneys Must Be Willing to Expose Complicit Clients
Monday, October 7, 2002
Reprint permission from the October 7, 2002 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the sweeping federal assault on corporate fraud, threatens to punish self-serving lawyers who sit by silently when their clients cook up crimes. And that has American Bar Assn. President Alfred P. Carlton Jr. up in arms. The bar association has always...
Gridlock Means Hard Time For Judicial Confirmations
Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Reprint permission from the September 2, 2002 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. ----- U.S. Senate Democrats are systematically denying President George W. Bush's nominees to federal Appellate courts their right to fair confirmation hearings. Bowing to pressure skillfully applied by an Armani-clad army of fiercely aggressive special interest groups,...
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