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Articles from No. 79, September

Business and the Green Theology
Austrian Nobel economist Friedrich von Hayek once wrote that we live in an age in which people believe in magic. This is most evident today in what passes for environmentalism in public discourse. Ignoring all counterevidence, the allegation that CFCs...
Commerce's Front-Line Cannon
During the U.S.-Russian business summit in Washington last spring, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Barbara Hackman Franklin was a central figure in cutting the many business deals that emerged. After the numerous and sometimes intense meetings with Presidents...
Exploding Myths of CEO Pay
We never understood how defensive some CEOs had become about their pay, until one CEO in our survey insisted that we exclude his alimony payments. (We didn't.)Of course, CEO defensiveness about compensation should surprise no one. The press politicians,...
How to Be Clean and Cost-Effective
Since the celebration of the first "Earth Day" some 25 years ago, the drive to improve the nation's air, water and land has come to occupy a secure place at or near the top of our national political agenda. Faced with mounting stress on the environment...
N.B.: Toby Warson, Michael Ovitz, Michael Sinyard and Bram Goldsmith
TOBY WARSONToby G. Warson was a babysitter for part of his Navy career. The "babies" Captain Warson and his nuclear submarine crew minded were Russian nuclear subs. Warson's mission: Keep track of these potential foes, which undersea could only be identified...