The Hidden Manifestos

Reading Time: 1 minute Much of the media coverage online, in print and broadcast has focused on the razmatazz of the party conventions and the soap opera dramatics surrounding their characters. What has been largely missed out has been a critique of their economic policies. The New Yorker magazine has posted an outline of George Bush’s tax policy here. […]

Digital Divide

Reading Time: 1 minute A number of years ago in college, I wrote an essay about the role of technology exclusion in society. This internetworking thing was only really starting to get going and we had just changed over the web browsers at the college from Mosiac to Netscape, I used to surf the web in 16 shades of […]

Hudson Institute Economic Update

Reading Time: 4 minutes This was originally posted to the email list for interesting-people.org. IRWIN M. STELZER 21 June 2004 When markets talk, politicians would do well to listen. The oil markets are doing more than mere talking — they are shouting for the attention of policymakers who seem determined not to listen. First, we have the recent run-up […]

Seidenberg’s Folly?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Who is Ivan Seidenberg? Ivan Seidenberg is head of Verizon, a U.S. telecoms company based in New Jersey, they jointly own one of the U.S.’s largest mobile phone operators with Vodafone and are provide landlines to Americans living on the eastern seaboard. They are a direct descendant of the Bell Telephone Co. a former telecoms […]