Indefensible: Why President Bush Still Isn't Serious About Nuclear Proliferation by J. Peter Scoblic The Wars of Texas Succession by Paul Krugman 10 Keys to True Happiness by Bob Holmes, et al. Why Oil Prices Go Up--The Past: We Pushed Them Up by Vivian H. Oppenheim Foreign Policy, Winter 1976-77 Studying the effectiveness of psychotherapy: How well can clinical trials do the job? By Neil Jacobson & Andrew Christensen, American Psychologist, October 1996 Television and Violent Crime by Brandon S Centerwall Public Interest pp.56-71 Spring 93 Fire in Hamlet: A Case Study of State-Corporate Crime by Judy Root Aulette and Raymond Michalowski The Naked Face: Can you read people's thoughts just by looking at them? by Malcolm Gladwell rec] Eliminate Americorps Repeal the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Make civil and criminal fines progressive according to the perpetrators income and wealth. Create a 30 year time limit on all intellectual property rights. Prohibit the federal government from using cost-plus contracts. Require all contracts to be fixed price or incentive based. Require that all non-military foreign aid go to private citizens and independent organizations, except debt relief. Ban all other direct aid to governments, government organizations and private organizations connected to government officials. gl] Liberty "The maximum power for all members of human society alike to make the best of themselves." --T.H. Green Freedom from mental or physical coercion or both. Newman] Take a pick. Culture offers oblivious manipulators and cynical manipulators. A fascinating argument, but a not a particularly strong argument. Plato's cave occupies a central role in Inauthentic Culture. The cave inhabitants are chained facing a wall, never seeing anything other than the shadows that puppeteers produce on the wall. Newman argues that both the puppeteers and the cave dwellers are to blame, the dwellers for not liberating themselves and the puppeteers for selfishness, naivete or contempt for others. According to Plato, the craftiest puppeteers are "poets." They get peopple to believe using entertainment rather than reasons. Newman contrasts Plato with the with the sophists. The sophists were anti-reason and anti-reson factions employ force and deception. Also deplorable: The sophists attracted the brightest talents. "[T]he entire history of inauthentic culture is in large part a matter of people acting on the basis of what they take to be some sort of natural right to alter the appearances of their "less sophisticated fellows." Check] "I need to get some new thoughts" payne] Shortage of research data. [move from rated area} rec] Increase funding for particle beam nuclear waste disposal research. rec] Create and test for national standards in High School logic and ethics. gl] Offensive: Claim that disagrees with the conventional wisdom of powerful demagogues. The Not So Greatest Generation Let's take a look at gallup polls from the period. In 1936 38 percent of Americans polled said schools should not "teach the facts about communism, fascism, and socialism." Forty-five percent believed the "acts and policies of the Roosevelt Administration may lead to a dictatorship," thould only 27 percent of 21 to 24-year olds thought so. By 1937 things really improved. Thirty-one percent opposed women serving as jurors. forty-three percent said it would be fine for a memeber of the KKK to serve as a supreme court justice. Sixty-nine percent faveroed stricter neutrality laws. Forty-one percent did not sympathize with China while it was being brutalized by Japan. Of the sympathetic 59 percent, 63 percent said they wre not sympathetic enough to stop buying Japanese goods. Nineteen thirty-eight wasn't exactly springtime for morality either. Sixty-nine percent favored U.S. participation in a 1940 Japanese olympics. Fifty-nine percent thought France and England did the right thing by allowing Germany to overun Czechoslavakia. Six percent even approved "of the Nazi treatment of Jews." In 1939 forty-four percent of 21 to 29-year-olds opposed changing neutrality laws that would have allowed the U.S. to sell more war materials to France and England. They were the age group most opposed to sales of war materials. A whopping 95 percent opposed declaring war on Germany. Though they were unwilling to go so far as lift a finger against the Nazis, they were willing to hold a grudge against their innocent descendents. Fifty-eight percent favored a more severe peace treaty after German defeat than after World War I. But surely the war years changed things. Nope. In 1947 twenty-four percent thought it was a mistake to enter World War II. The greatest generation born between 1900 and 1925. If other generations had waited until communist had overun Western Europe before fighting back, would they be considered great generations? Responsible for peace tme debts. rwr, carter, lbj, nixon, bush--a horrible mass of overated presidents who little but pander to greedy interest goups. self-satisfaction and self-congratulation Desperate for a highly motivational cause worth fighting for There are many great causes worth fighting for now, but they are considered too odious or boring. Would generation X be the greatest if Sadam were 20 times more powerful and if it waited to take on Sadam after he had an empire twice the size of Alaska? Dear Nielson Media Research, Inc: Your survey sampling methods could use improvement. Thousands of homeless individuals across America watch televisions. I assume none are part of your wonderful survey. ___ percent of homeless people have jobs. The homeless have ___ in disposable income. Heedless to say, this represents a large marketing opportunity for alcohol and prescription drug manufacturers to better target products, not to mention other friends of America. Us homeless people have poor self-control. We probably consume more processed junk foods that advertisers love than any other group because we lack facilities for preparing fresh foods. I have a two inch battery powered TV, though I can't watch it for more than an hour because it triggers eye strain migrane. Thousands of phomeless people faithfully plug tiny TVs into cigarette lighters. I don't watch much TVk, but I did watch the super bowl and a Frontline episod last year. That Tom Brady is incrdible. I also watched six minutes of Will and Grace before I figured out that the delightful Jenna Elfman isn't in that show. Since we don't py housing costs and builders rarely advertise on TV anyway, a much higher percentage oof our income is spent on the things that are advertised on TV. My acquaintence Clay watches all the televised Laker games on his five ince black and white TV. Though it would be difficult t record our vieewing habits electronically, we could fill out logs, might leave home people with hand the hand shakes undercounted. Since no polling organization has ever asked my opinion about, say, the dictatorship in myanmar, the efficacy of refundable tax credits for child care or anything else, I would certainly be willing to give my views to those to whom it matters most: TV advertisers. You need not be concerne d tha tI lack a mailing address. You can send forms to me at the clinical trial site whre I serve as a guineea pig or to my mail drop. That's right. I have two adre3sses you can send to, which is twice as many as homeful people. You could say I'm doubly blessed. It seems as if nearly half the utility van in L.A. belong to homeless people, and if 20 percent have TVs that's a lot ofviewing pleasure goin on. Can you imagine a world where all people regardless of race, income, religion or sleeping arangements can take part in the great democratic process of selecting the most popular TV show? I can. You don't have to worry about me raising a stink with the FCC about the underepresentation of homeless people either. The FCC has more important things to worry about: Naked people with homes. The New-Boy Network: What Job Interviews really tell us? by Malcolm Gladwell The Seed of Our Undoing by Daniel M. Wegner The Vividness Problem by Keith E. Stanovich What the World Needs Now Is DDT by Tina Rosenberg No Way Out: Young Chinese Women Are Killing Themselves at an Alarming Rate by Phyllida Brown Who's Suffering Now? by Gail Vines Playing Defense: Bush's Disastrous Homeland Security Department by Michael Crowley Chinese Wall: Bush's Outdated Taiwan Policy by Joshua Kurlantzick prager/ butchered version of aspiration level theory A Question of Values by Hunter Lewis Hunter Lewis, a former big wig at Atlantic Monthly, divides the world into six types of value systems--logic, authority, sense experience, emotion, intuition, and inexact social science--and therein lies a major failing of this book: Arbitrary distinctions. Robert Wellert has a better method for dividing moral beliefs: virtue, deontological, pragmatic, consequentialist, existentialist, natural law, and contract ethics. In fact, actual morality is largely absent from Lewis' work. Ideas about benefit, harm, and desert are mostly missing. The best part of this book blasts social Darwinism. Those who dedicate themselves to the "team" are often merely being manipulated by bosses who think nothing of degrading or slaughtering underlings. Hitler once said that if Germans cannot win the war, they deserve to die. Lewis defines intuition as unconscious, emotionless creative thinking, but it is hard to imagine anyone emotionless being creative, especially unconsciously creative. To put it euphimistically, the author's explanation of logic is not good. Applied logic mostly uses inductive reasoning, not deductive reasoning as the author claims. They do not to keep 167 or however many fallacies fresh in their minds. Most of the 167 are variations of simpler fallacy categories. The target audience for this book is those who want to consider themselves morally educated, but doesn't want to trouble himself with more than 300 pages of entertaining prose. At the end Lewis asks us to guess which value system he adheres to. I have little idea. Maybe breezy infotainment, but that is not one of his six. Not recommended. gig/ by John Bowe and others, eds. Based on Studs Terkel's classic Working, these essay interviews are even better or at least less dated. Gig has more intriquing individuals in more quirky jobs. Or maybe people are less circumspect now, more willing to say what they think, or maybe the editors have more essay interviews to choose from. These essays were selected from a weekly column at, a site that is no longer working. Deverly Arlene says nursing now is covering your behind. The people at the top try to make sure that if anything goes wrong the buck stops at the bottom. She wishes she had roller skates even during slow times. Dane Andrews loves being an orthopedist despite recsist remarks and a residency that left him so exhausted he slept at the wheel of his car. The plastic surgeon (Todd Wider) has moral qualms with much of the cosmetic surgery he does, which is why he does reconstructive surgery and volunteer surgery as well. He thinks we should look at the bigger picture and find more productive things to do. Johnny the Navy man says working 18 hour days on an amphibious assault ship is better tha the "cool shit" back in East Saint Louis, Illinois. The hardest part for him is being away from his family six months at a time. Part of the job for Army Psychological Operations Specialist Catherine Knigge is fitting in with local customs even when it means eating fish soup with scales floating on top. but seeing grateful refugees more than makes up for distasteful experiences. Air Force General Patrick Kenneth Gamble sees himself as a public servant, not as a power broker: "we should all sort of put our arms around each other's shoulders and drink a beer and say it's a hell of a life, you know?" The section of law has individuals who are pumping some serious adrenalin. Trial lawyer Jamie Wolfe alleges he has "never met an honest man. I have had rabbis lie. I have had priests lie." Wolfe loves the sense of control he has in a courtroom of imposing his will. John Hurt, a securities lawyer is not happy with his job and the 70 hour weeks. He doesn't think too highly of calls from his greedy clients. "I'm at the hospital [and my wife is giving birth]--can I call you later? And he wouldn't stop, what kind of person does that?" Judith Halek, a doula, cries at every birth, not to mention while recalling births. She seems well-matched to her job. Ellie Lilly expects sales person David Newcomb to be a selling machine increasing sales 20 percent each year. He sells Prozac, yet gets depressed about reaching his sales targets. Tom many calls from people who should be calling susicide hotlines or professional help have made telephone psychic Ken Jorganian sick of his job. Funeral home director Beverly Valentine gets stiffed, by people who take the insurance money and hide. Yet when the non-payers have another family member who dies, they call her right up and ask for another funeral. Talk about chutzpah. One of head hunter Rose Collins' co-workers drummed up candidates by sleeping with them. She went as herself to a Halloween party--"with a mattress strapped to her back." According to telemarketng superviser Jason Groth, "When you hear kids n the background crying--it's good." "... some what arbitrary inclusion of science, social studies and higher math in core curriculums. rec/ Change the name of The Fed to Corporations First Board. As per Thomas Palley: Allocate transferrable capital export licenses to each citizen. Require capital inflows to remain for a minimum of six months. Require a non-interest earning deposit on shorts sales equal to one half the short sale. Implement a 0.125 percent Tobin transaction tax on foreign exchange markets with proceeds funding legal reforms, judicial reforms, basic nutrition, basic health care, anti-corruption enforcement, primary school supplies. Make it manditory for publicly held corporations to publish their tax returns. rec/ Alllow the Army to purchase fixed wing ground support aircraft. Phase out all attack helicopters. Eliminate the F-22, F/A-18 E/F, and Commanche programs. Eliminate FEMA. Convert more submarines to cruise missile subs. Require drug companies to pay a 30 percent royalty on sales of drugs developed by or in cooperation with the government. Require government employees to reach the age of 68 before collecting non-disability pensions. Use the unitary method to calculate the taxes of multinational corporations doing business in America. Remove all Fedearal Reserve appointees for gross incompetence. Implement a 15 percent tax on radio and television advertising. porter/ The total national costs of externalities from the oil and transportation industires is over 1.3 trillion per year. palley/ Thomas Palley, author of the excellent, prophetic article "Alan Greenspan Wants Your Job" here makes an argument for structural Keynesianism. The world is currently being powered by the wrong notion that policies that benefit powerful groups are free and natural. Among the weaknesses of this work is its method of measuring openess by adding exports and imports, then dividing by GDP, which makes small countries appear more open because they don't have many goods and services to provide to themselves. Using that measure of openess, you could say the economy of a neighborhood is far more open than the economy of Florida. The usual liberal history of the past generation with income quintiles and few more informative distinctions beyond that such as by age and family situation. He points out that some people's wages are not falling because of a great skills shortage. Some important problems identified by Palley include mutually destructive competition among workers, Nations and American states competing against each other in destructive races to the bottom, including the little noted idea that nations compete with each other by jacking up interest rates to attract financial capital, which is good for people who own lots of capital and bad for most individuals. Worldwide demand shortages caused by races to the bottom cause additional unemployment, wage decreases, and recessions. Among weaknesses: Overestimates the amount wages of low-income workers decrease due to competition from former welfare recipients. Palley points out that the Federal Reserve is privately owned by corporations. It is not a governmental brach of the governement. Palley's best recommendations deal with international money flows. He argues that exchange rates should remain flexible, but that there should be capital controls to prevent speculative collapses. He also recommends requiring capital export licenses, mandating that investments stay for a minimum of six months, and instituting a transaction tax equal to 0.125 percent. Another splendid recommendation is Palley's opposition to national balanced budget amendments. They prevent the flexibility necessary to keep economies running smoothly He also recommends increasing the minimum wage and strenthening labor laws. The minimum wage, however, is poorly targeted. Refundable tax credits for children, child care, and low-income housing would be among better options. "The wealthy were given a massive tax cut... to buy the government debt needed to fund the deficit created by the tax cut." Palley makes the good point that Fed policies should maintain a balance between the moral costs of inflation and unemployment rather the the current policy of using the Fed to serves the interests of wealthy investors. Current Fed policies increase unemployment and drive down worker wages by increasing worker competition for decent jobs. Palley makes the excellent point that there is no need to subsidize savings. Also: We need worldwide labor, trading partner, and environmental standards. He writes that the government should usally run small deficits, that Reagan level deficits and surpluses are both bad. He claims that our poor labor markets and high household debts cause deflationary problems and the potential for severe, long-term recessions. He argues that the system of automatic stabilizers is rapidly disappearing. The new system of stabilizers consisting of corporate welfare and tax cuts for the rich stimulates the economy but are evil, cost-ineffective methods of stimulating the economy. Structural ultra-conservatism crushes enterprise and initiative by making it harder for new microbusinesses to compete and by making it for the working poor and working class individuals to raise capital. chall/ The Academic Achievement Challenge begins with a literally chilling example. The late Jeanne Chall compared two swimming classes. In the teacher-centered class the teacher explicitly teaches five-year-olds. Students followed directions. In the student-centered class the students played around, with some of them merely shivering in a corner. Composing a 180 page history of a education practices is no easy task, but Chall does a splendid job. She writes that excellent teachers can succeed with traditional or progressive practices--or some mixture of both. She argues, however, that the best research evidence suggests that traditional teacher practices are better overall for academic achievement, especially for at-risk children and for teachers who lack the skills or personality to successfully implement progressive methods. Chall writes, however, that research is either ignored or selectively chosen to support what educators prefer. A noteworthy examination of 800 studies by Herbert Wahlberg finds important factors include "cues, engagement, [quick] feedback and reinforcement." Also: "frequent testing and quizzes, questioning in science, homework with teacher comments, homework with grades, remedial feedback in science, explicit and direct teaching." Chall argues that these characteristics are more common in teacher-centered classrooms. It is easy to see the impulses that gave rise to the progressive classroom. Education is supposed to benefit children now and in the future. Yet many traditional classrooms had a tendency to evolve in stupifying and stultifying directions. Progressive education was the reaction. Unfortunately, progressive education often became even more mind numbing. According to Roland S. Barth: "Many have turned to open education through insecurity; they are permissive because they are afraid that if they are strung; the chilren will reject them."--yet the open educators are more likely to be rejected. Ultra-conservatism has numerous cultural contradictions and so does student-centered education: A more democratic classroom leads to a less democratic nation. Among the places where the teacher centered and student centered battle takes place is in reading, with phonics identified with teacher-centered and whole-language identified with student centered. Chall conducted much research in this area. She concludes that many children simply can not learn well using whole language methods. And this has serious consequences. Not only can they not read their reading class materials, but they can not read other subject matter, making them likely to fall behind or fail in other classes. Many college students read below a ninth grade level, jeopardizing their ability and willingness to seek out and understand complex thoughts in science, philosophy, etc. Chall argues that schools may have improved slightly in the past ten years, but not near as much as they should. Working hard is a standard that all students should be held to. As Bertrand Russell puts it: "many things that must be thought about are uninteresting and even those that are interesting at first often become very wearisome before they have been considered as long as is necessary. The power of giving prolonged attention is very important"--and often leads to new interests. Lower standards and poor enforcement often lead to increased boredom. Her work summarizes other works, including The Learning Gap whose authors argue that that reasons for Asian academic achievement include increased structure, increased enjoyment of schooling, and increased monitoring of discipline by fellow children. Beliefs in the centrality of schooling, that achievement is proportional to effort, that homes should by designed for homework, and that teaching is a skill that is learned with much practice are also central. In America, by contrast, the belief that teachers either have it or they do not is common. Teaching is seen as an art done by a gifted and creative performer. The Man and Lawrence analysis of schools indicates the characterists of good schools include having excellent teachers and principals, high standards, focus on basic education, frequent pupil evaluation, good school environments, and teachers who spend much more time interacting with the whole class rather than with individual students. Tough standards and enforcement at the beginning of the school year improve many other factors. Chall argues against the current overemphasis on readiness, individual student differences, and student choice especially for young children. Studies suggest that readiness can be developed. We should meet standards even if it means summer school. "School factors are the strongest predictors of achievement." The Academic Achievement Challenge lacks specific national recomendations and does not factor in heredity. Highly Recommended. Government by and for Halliburton by Center for American Progress Out With Gerrymanders! by Herman Schwartz Boom and Gloom:How Kerry Can Win by Kevin Phillips Voters say the recovery is dismal. Even Bush's economic advisers agree. by - Bradford Plumer DEMOCRATS ENTER THE GLOATING ZONE by Matt Miller Red-State America Against Itself By Thomas Frank Medical Class Warfare By PAUL KRUGMAN Machine at Work By PAUL KRUGMAN Report says rodents may offer insight into monogamy, bonding By Elizabeth Weise Medical Class Warfare July 16, 2004 By PAUL KRUGMAN How to Tame Tehran by Ilan Berman Life on the Global Assembly Line by Barbara Ehrenreich and Annette Fuentes Do Something... allowing genocide in Darfur, Sudan by TNR Editors Clueless Democrats Trot Out Hollywood by Thomas Frank Triumph of the Trivial By PAUL KRUGMAN The Massachusetts Liberal? When it comes to the economy, John Kerry and George W. Bush are on opposite ends of the political spectrum -- just not the ends you'd expect. By Robert B. Reich The Importance of Being Beautiful by Sidney Katz These Five Regimes Must Go--and Soon by Mark Steyn Want to Stop Corporate Fruad? by Luigi Zingales¬Found=true Aching Atrophy: Chronic Pain Shrinks the Brain No Way Out: Young Chinese Women Are Killing Themselves at an Alarming Rate by Phyllida Brown The Global Baby Bust by Phillip Longman Do Fat Cats Pay Less by Robert S. McIntyre Achille Heel by Ryan Lizza Rigged... Africa is a Bush priority for one reason: oil by Peter Beinert Soft Power by Vladislav M. Zubok Euro Trashing by Niall Ferguson Three Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon Harpers July 2004 Three Nightmares by Robert Kuttner Hidden Costs: Fed in the Sand by Noam Scheiber What It Takes to Take off Weight (And Keep It Off) --Tufts University Health and Nutrition Newsletter Bush's slick 9/11 move By Mary Jacoby We're Losing the Arms Race With North Korea What's the optimal number of anti-missile missiles? None. By Fred Kaplan How Europe Became Eurabia by Bat Ye'or Fear of Fraud By PAUL KRUGMAN War of Ideology By DAVID BROOKS Rethinking Nuclear Power by Douglas S. McGregor The New American Ap 23, 2001 These Dogs Don't Hunt A Pentagon inspector’s defense of Halliburton is a textbook example of the cronyism of Bush's so-called watchdogs. Corporate Pork Trumps Rational Jobs Policy Will Genetics Destroy Sports? By Michael Behar One Million Black Votes Didn't Count in the 2000 Presidential Election It's not too hard to get your vote lost -- if some politicians want it to be lost by Greg Palast CULTURE OF HATE By AMIR TAHERI An Economic Legend: economic realities during Reagan years in office By PAUL KRUGMAN The Great Taxer: no peacetime president has raised taxes so much on so many people By PAUL KRUGMAN The Next Plague there are already 20,000 labs in the world where a single person will be able to synthesize any existing virus within the next decade By Anne Applebaum¬Found=true Minority Report: withdrawal from Iraq by Peter Beinart FOUR DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD: Forget meteorites and mega-volcanoes, Verneshots are the real culprits by Kate Ravilious Abuses of Corporate Personhood by Brian Lane USA Today Magazine May 04 Solar Wind To Shield Earth During Pole Flip by Marcus Chown Retire father greenspan by William Greider Classic Survival: Ecerpts from some of the Greatest life-or-death Tales ever told by Esquire July 2004 anatomy of despair by peter farley Rigged: Africa is a Bush priority for one reason: oil by Peter Beinart REAGAN THE DOVE: Soft Power by Vladislav M. Zubok REAGAN'S LOUSY RECORD ON TERRORISM. Achille Heel by Ryan Lizza America's insane asylum for terrorists Michelle Malkin Rolling Blunder: How the Bush administration let North Korea get nukes. By Fred Kaplan Dubious Conceptions Why concerns that Plan B may harm the youngest teens are greatly exaggerated. By Liza Mundy Dooh Nibor Economics By PAUL KRUGMAN Forget Lonely. Life Is Healthy at the Top. By PATRICIA COHEN The Buck Stops Where? Stop blaming your henchmen, Mr. President. By Fred Kaplan Ethnic Cleansing, Again by Nicholas D. Kristof Weak on Terror by Paul Krugman The Most Unconventional Weapon by Daniel Bergner None Dare Call it Treason by Vincent Bugliosi The Stakeholder Alliance: THE SUNSHINE STANDARDS Battlefield of Dreams By PAUL KRUGMAN How to Skin a Rabbit: Shifty Tax Cuts: How They Move the Tax Burden off the Rich and onto Everyone Else by Sean Gonsalves Financial Education and Asset Building Programs for Welfare Recipients and Low Income Workers: The Illinois Experience by Dory Rand Lie Down for American by Thomas Frank Detrimental effects of Reward: Reality or Myth? by Eisenberger and Cameron Clearing Customs by Several Individuals This America by Dalton Trumbo Standing Up Against America by Robert S. McIntyre An army of mercenaries has enlisted to defend the Bermuda tax loophole. Charity Cases: Why has the Bush Administration Failed to Stop Saudi Funding of Terrorism by David Armstrong Armies of Compassion? by Peter Beinart Maid to Order by Jonathan Rowe Bush's Tax Plan--the dangers by Joseph E. Stiglitz The new oil: Methane hydrates, locked deep beneath the ocean floor and Alaska permafrost, could be the next great energy source. That is, if they don't blow up in our faces and dangerously accelerate global warming. By Sonia Shah The Arabian candidate: How George W. Bush's close ties to Islamic lobbying groups -- and to an accused supporter of Palestinian terrorism -- may have brought him his razor-thin margin of victory in Florida. The great escape: Immediately after 9/11, dozens of Saudi royals and members of the bin Laden family fled the U.S. in a secret airlift authorized by the Bush White House Did the Saudis buy a president?: How much money has flowed from the House of Saud to the Bush family and its friends and allies over the years? No one will ever know -- but the number is at least $1.477 billion Condi Lousy: Why Rice is a bad national security adviser. By Fred Kaplan Creepier than Nixon: The man who brought down Richard Nixon says Bush and "co-president" Cheney are an even greater threat to the country. Debunking the Economist -- again Is this the "new golden age of global capitalism"? The Economist thinks so -- and ignores the facts. By James K. Galbraith Twisted Sisters: The depravities of some sororities. by Margaret Sullivan Why Is CAIR Suing Anti-CAIR? by Daniel Pipes ISLAMIST FIFTH COLUMNS By Arnaud de Borchgrave No More Excuses on Jobs By PAUL KRUGMAN Things on the employment front arent as bad as they seem; theyre worse. Were More Productive. Who Gets the Money? By BOB HERBERT While corporate profits, the stock market and executive compensation skyrocket, workers remain on the treadmill. The Saudi Fifth Column On Our Nation's Campuses By Lee Kaplan Is The Fed Playing Election-Year Politics? by Mark Weisbrot 100 Million