A Poor Subsitute

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Indian economist C.K. Prahalad thinks he has found a cure for poverty: rather than viewing the world’s poor as victims, we ought to treat them as entrepreneurs and consumers. He calls his theory the "Bottom of the Pyramid."

Big Employers with Big Healthcare Worries

Dan Roberts US Business Editor for the Financial Times says big auto makers are considering the Kerry healthcare plan
» Financial Times


Kerry's Weltanschauung

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» New York Times


A Matter Like Prostitution or Illegal Gambling?

Michael Goodwin Daily News columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner and the News' Executive Editor and Editorial Page Editor says Kerry is mistaken to view the war on terror as a law enforcement matter
» New York Daily News


Bottoms Up

C.K. Prahalad Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business at University of Michigan Business School The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits (Wharton School Publishing, 2004) on reversing and eradicating poverty


30 Issues: Free Trade

Russell Roberts professor of Economics at George Mason University, author The Invisible Heart: an Economic Romance, a novel, (MIT Press, 2001) says outsourcing will make the businesses and workers wealthier
» Invisible Heart and Dean Baker Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research What the Experts Got ...


Trials and Tribulations

Rita Rubin Medical Reporter, USA Today and author, What If I Have a C-Section (Rodale September 2004) on the Merck press conference and the debacle over Vioxx


30 issues: the ballot

In 2002, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act. Among other things, the law authorized $3.9 billion to the states to improve voting facilities and train workers, and provisional ballots for all would-be voter who poll workers do not believe to have shown proper ID.

Interestingly, New York's two ...


Feedback: The Ballot

Isn't the right to vote a direct result of being a citizen?
Shouldn't those who have at least served their time be allowed to
excercise this right? And secondly, is it actually Constitutional to
have varying state laws that prohibit felons from voting? After all
isn't ...


Battle of the Bulge

Was he wearing a wire? Dave Lindorff of thinks so and he'll explain on this evening's pre-debate special.



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