Friday, January 26, 2001

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  • Davos V. Brazil, From the Summits to the Streets: Ceos, Political Leaders, Social Justiceactivists On Globalization

    The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum began yesterday amidst unprecedented security in the Swiss ski resortof Davos. Founded in 1971 by an entrepreneur, the WEF has grown to become one of the world’s most importantconventions of corporate executive officers and heads of state. The WEF allows multinational corporations directaccess to the government decision-makers who influence their industries, and grants governments an unparalleledopportunity to coordinate their operations with global business.

  • West Nile Spraying: More Harm Than Good?

    The odds of an American dying of this year’s most-dread virus are roughly 1 in a million, the statistical cutoffpoint for saying something has almost no risk at all.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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