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Entries by Amitai Etzioni from 09/2008

McCain: Irresponsible

| Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

McCain's choice has been called "surprising," "edgy," "maverick," and at worst, a "gamble." Actually, it reveals a dangerous streak of profoundly irresponsible conduct.

Green the Public Square

| Posted 09.05.2008 | Politics

The next president should include in his agenda the greening of all public facilities within 3 years. Such greening should be required of all federal ...

Bush's Legacy: A New Mess

| Posted 09.10.2008 | Politics

Bush is reported to be in the legacy building phase -- and he has generated a new, major mess in Georgia that he will leave on the doorstep of the next administration.

Another Wrong War

| Posted 09.15.2008 | Politics

Given that the Pakistani government cannot control the tribal areas that border Afghanistan and provide a haven for the Taliban, the US is increasingly embroiled in a third war in Pakistan.

Disclosure is Not Enough

| Posted 09.18.2008 | Business

The fact is that disclosure is readily manipulated. Corporations have long been required to issue audit statements,but often you cannot make heads or tails of this.

A Great Text for Reformers

| Posted 09.22.2008 | Politics

Anyone who believes that the United States can march into a country, topple its regime, and build a prosperous democracy, ought to read, study and read again Imperial Life in the Emerald City.

Bail Out the People

| Posted 09.23.2008 | Business

Congress should instruct the U.S. Treasury to issue to each American household a mortgage reduction voucher worth $7,500. Thus, these vouchers will help the banks by helping the people.