Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Article excerpt

Dear Readers,

To hear the press tell it, President George W. Bush has caved in to the business lobby by deciding not to seek the breakup of Microsoft. Really? Have you heard liberal Democrats raise a hue and cry? Maybe there's a reason: That Microsoft suit tanked the economy and they know it.

What brings this to mind are unintended consequences. Whether in antitrust matters or government regulation of any sort, there are consequences that may not readily be apparent but surface after damage is done. It's like the old joke about the operation being a success though the patient died.

Consider the story by Kelly Patricia O'Meara that Ritalin has such serious side effects that, in fact, it can be more harmful to young people than cocaine. Already, we hear, Ritalin has become a drug of choice for a growing number of youngsters in search of a new high.

While one may not readily be able to see a possible cause and effect, consider this scenario: Ritalin has steadily been prescribed for so-called attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder since the early 1980s. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.