Commentaries

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High-tech TV presses role of weekly news magazines

Technology has a way of touching everything we do – even what we choose to read. For example, the advent of television news in the late 1950s did in the old Lifemagazine. Now television coverage of the gulf war is cutting into the heart of the niche occupied by Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report: spectacular color…

Paonia’s version of perestroika

America is going through its own perestroika. This is evident from dramatic changes in demography, family life and the workplace, and by major structural changes in the economy and the global marketplace. It is sometimes useful to examine this economic and social change at the micro level, where the rubber meets the road. This approach,…

World Trade Follows New Rules

First of four parts Unconventional trade — including barter, counter trade, offsets and buy-backs — is the most rapidly growing segment of international commerce. Countertrade, one of the most widely used techniques of unconventional trade, is a business transaction where an exporter agrees to accept goods or services produced by the importing country as partial…