Commentaries

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Mandates winning over marketplace

First in a three-part series. Cloaked as “reform,” the Democratic Congress and the Clinton administration are seeking to expand government control over four of America’s most successful and most globally competitive industries. The health care industry. In the old days, South American generalisimos nationalized an industry by deposing boards of directors and appointing their own.…

Hope, fear fuel Clinton campaign

With less than 50 days to go before the presidential election on November 5, the Dole campaign is in trouble. National polls continue to show President Clinton with a commanding lead — most around 15%. The outlook in the state-by-state electoral vote — the one that really counts, where it takes 270 out of 538…

Finding an upside in the downsizing

During the past 10 years, Fortune 500 companies have been job killers, not job creators. Since 1980, those large companies have lost more than 3.5 million jobs while small and medium sized companies have created more than 22 million new jobs. However, the downsizing of America’s largest business enterprises has two faces. It’s part of…