Speeches from controversial economist Dambisa Moyo on a better way to aid African development; John Kamm on how China has changed since Tiananmen Square; Canon Andrew White on reconciliation -- and survival -- in Iraq; plus a debate between the heads of Chevron and the Sierra Club; Dr. Gloria Duffy on the value of work; and more.
P.J. O'Rourke! Madeleine Albright! Bay Area Bikes! Health Care! Republicans! Christina Romer! Buy this month's issue of The Commonwealth for interesting words from famous thinkers, expert panelists, and the occasional former National Lampoon editor.
Featuring speeches by the directors of National Intelligence, FBI, and CIA, this issue provides a behind-the-scenes look at America's national intelligence apparatus. Also in this issue: Dr. Gloria Duffy on the "I" and the "We" in economic thinking, Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl, Sally Pipes critiques health-care reform proposals, Taylor Branch exposes his secret discussions with President Clinton, and more.
Captain Sully talks about how he became the "Hudson Hero," the SuperFreakonomics guys talk global warming and cooling, Thomas Frank discusses American faux-conservatism, Frank Luntz talks about how Americans really think, Firoozeh Dumas gives the lighter side of Iranian-American life, and much more.
KGO-TV (ABC 7) in San Francisco filed the report below concerning the results of a study on taxation and transit that were presented at a June 25 event at The Commonwealth Club.
Norman Mineta, the former U.S. transportation secretary, moderated the program where the findings were presented. The survey suggested that Americans could be amenable to increased gasoline taxes if some of the money is used for environmental protection.