Commentaries

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Future workforce to wear new face

The changing workforce is a major characteristic of the new economy. One of the most important changes is the slowdown in U.S. population growth, characterized by the “baby bust” generation — Americans 15 to 26 years old, born between 1965 and 1976. In fact, according to the Hudson Institute’s landmark report, Workforce 2000, and other recent…

Superhighway hits FCC detour

The much ballyhooed merger between Bell Atlantic and cable TV giant Tele-Communications, Inc. aborted last week. Primary reason: A decision by the Federal Communications Commission to roll back rates for basic services (a new 7% reduction on top of last year’s 10% cut) and impose new regulations on the cable industry. These new uncertainties made…

Activist agenda cuts both ways

Watching journalists on the weekend news interview shows, I was startled by the confidence — no, the joy — they seem to have in activist government and their warm feelings for more taxes and spending. It’s understandable. Activist government provides one-stop shopping for journalists who have to write a story each day. It is much…