These holidays- Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s – mean different things to different people. For me the holidays conjure up thoughts of home. But what is “home” in a country where one out of five people moves every year? In the years since I left my birthplace, I have lived in Lafayette, Ind.; Galesburg, Ill.; Oslo,…

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In 1976, the late futurist, Herman Kahn, predicted that tourism (including travel) would become the world’s No. 1 industry by the year 2000. Good instincts. Wrong year. According to a recent study by Wharton Econometrics, tourism became the world’s No. 1 industry in 1988, measured by employment — with more than 100 million people employed…

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The 1992 presidential campaign is now in full swing. It started with Saturday’s non-binding “beauty contest” in Florida, where Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, garnered 54% of the 2,000-plus convention delegates. Iowa Sen. Tom Harking came in second with 31%, followed by Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey and former Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas. The…

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Despite a year of debate, there is still considerable uncertainty about the likely magnitude of future U.S. defense budget cuts. During the recent budget summit, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn, D-GA., was able to keep the reductions in the 4% range (after inflation) for 1991-93. But many observers feel he will not be…

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