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Tuesday, April 18, 2000
Greenspan Shrugged: The Reserve Chair's Philosophy Differs Little From His Ayn Rand Days
Last year Congress made Federal Reserve Board chair Alan Greenspan a virtual regulatory czar over financial services corporations. Considering the waves of adulation that have been sweeping over Greenspan, the anointment was not a surprise.
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Monday, April 03, 2000
Farm Aid: The DEA Should Get Out Of Regulating Hemp Agriculture
INDUSTRIAL HEMP IS one of the longest and strongest natural fibers in the plant kingdom. It is also one of the most versatile plants, with approximately 25,000 uses – ranging from paper to textiles to cosmetics.
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Monday, March 27, 2000
Stadium Subsidies Scalp The Public
Ever since the Boston Tea Party, public debate over whether to pay taxes and how to spend those dollars has been a vibrant part of our democratic process in Massachusetts and across the nation. The debate over taxpayer subsidies for the stadium that is proposed to replace the venerable Fenway Park is shaping up to be an epic battle pitting the public interest and the public well-being against the well-financed powers that be.
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Monday, March 20, 2000
Art Attack: Gene Stilp Uses Props And A Wicked Sense Of Humor To Focus Media Attention On Public Policy Issues
Imagine a public interest artist using the town square as a canvas. Now comes Gene Stilp, a 49-year-old lawyer with a keen advocacy sense, a nose for news, and the creativity and skills to communicate a complicated public policy initiative with a prop that's guaranteed to generate media coverage and capture hearts and minds. Gene is more at home in the workshop than the courtroom. Stilp's gallery includes some unusual works:
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Monday, February 28, 2000
Still Paying More: Thirty Years After Landmark Book, The Poor Are Still Being Fleeced Because They're Poor
Some 30 years ago David Caplovitz wrote about a situation that the poor have known for years. He called his book The Poor Pay More. At the time, his documented evidence created quite a stir, and many articles were written in the press about these intensive consumer abuses against people least able to endure them or fight back. Some protective legislation was passed, and some good court decisions were written.
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Monday, February 21, 2000
Statement of Ralph Nader, Announcing His Candidacy for the Green Party's Nomination for President
Today I wish to explain why, after working for years as a citizen advocate for consumers, workers, taxpayers and the environment, I am seeking the Green Party's nomination for President. A crisis of democracy in our country convinces me to take this action. Over the past twenty years, big business...
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