TCS Daily : November 2000 Archives

Forget Kyoto

This piece originally appeared in the Editorial section of the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, November 28, 2000. THE HAGUE -- It was no surprise that negotiations broke down Saturday at the son-of-Kyoto conference on climate change, and it is... Read More

New Regulations make Markets Friendlier for Investors

Market volatility other problems will smooth out with time, says Robert Colby, Deputy Director of Market Regulation for the Securities and Exchange Commission, about new rules against selective disclosure and decimalization. Glassman: Wall Street analysts and compa Read More

Playing Politics with Climate Report Hurts Science

Less than two weeks before the U.S. presidential elections, copies of the draft summary for the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were leaked to the media and became an instant issue in the election.... Read More

Money Talks and Walks in Election Aftermath

An old saying is that money talks. And in the aftermath of the current election, it's expressed a lot of displeasure. The Dow Jones Industrial Average since election eve has lost nearly 5 percent its value through Friday. The technology... Read More

Climate Treaty Deadlock Shows Lack of Consensus and Common Sense

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands - The picture of the climate treaty negotiations in the Netherlands last week that most people will remember best is that of U.S. negotiator Frank Loy with a berry-filled pie all over his face. It's appropriate.... Read More

Prosperity Creates an Election Stalemate

Capitalism and new technology have combined to create the first mass affluent society, says social commentator Dinesh D`Souza, author of The Virtue of Prosperity, Finding Values in an Age of Techno-affluence. That's changed the political debate from how to create.. Read More

Florida Court Finds Open Access Damages Free Speech

The nation's eyes have turned to the Sunshine state. A ruling handed down Nov. 10 by a U.S. District Court in Florida will have long-term implications for the development of the new economy. This story, though, has nothing to do... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving, No Thanks to Public Citizen

Here's a thought that is unlikely to help your turkey go down well this week. More than 76 million Americans every year are poisoned by their foods. Nearly, 9,000 Americans are killed by what they eat. The poisons? They... Read More

Good Stock-Market News Lost in the Election Turmoil

Markets were crushed last week. High-tech stocks were hit especially hard, with the value of the Nasdaq dropping by one-seventh. There is no question that the main cause of the decline is anxiety that the presidential election will spiral... Read More

Climate Change Participants Don't Listen to Reasons for Uncertainty

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands - In a meeting known by the acronym COP-6, more than 5,000 participants from some 160 countries have gathered for two weeks in this rainy, misty capital of Holland, the home of a famous failed peace... Read More

Good Stock-Market News Lost in the Election Turmoil

Markets were crushed last week. High-tech stocks were hit especially hard, with the value of the Nasdaq dropping by one-seventh. There is no question that the main cause of the decline is anxiety that the presidential election will spiral downward... Read More

Flawed Climate Accord DOA in U.S. Senate

Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., in an interview with Tech Central Station host Jim Glassman, says that the Kyoto Protocol under discussion at the U.N. Conference of the Participants in the Netherlands beginning this week will never win Senate approval. "You... Read More

Business-Method Patents Keep New Economy Clicking

Since a 1998 appellate court confirmed that inventions directed to "business methods" deserve the same protection as any other type of invention, a significant increase has occurred in the number of patents directed to business methods implemented over the Internet Read More

The First Internet Election – a Snail’s Race?

You can say one thing about last Tuesday's election - old technology took a licking and didn't come up ticking. Wherever you turned there were problems. Take the Florida recount. Democrats quickly claimed the ballots in Palm Beach County were... Read More

The Election and the Market

Attributing the short-term performance of the stock market to a single factor is a risky business. The truth is, we can`t ever tell for sure why stocks go up or down over a day, a week or even several months.... Read More

Tauke: Telecom Act Wrong

Tom Tauke, vice president of government affairs for Verizon, on Friday said the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996 was "wrong" and "should be changed." Tauke made his remarks during a panel discussion about telecommunications issues at Technology and Society. Read More

Will Regulators Create a Recession?

What's the biggest threat to economic growth? It's not higher oil prices, or turmoil in the Middle East, or monetary problems with Europe's new currency, the Euro, or even the divisions arising from the recent election. The biggest cause... Read More

Silicon Valley: Still Politically Clueless

Move over, Hillary and Rick. The New York Senate campaign, where the two candidates raised a total of nearly $80 million, looks cut-rate compared with the campaigns for two education initiatives in California. Contributions for those two propositions totaled $95... Read More

Will Technology Change the Way We Vote?

As Americans physically head to the polls this week, TCS takes a look at how technology is changing the way we elect our public officials. election.com bills itself as the preeminent Global Election Company for any private or political entity... Read More

How to Relieve Those Air Traffic Delays

Something is wrong in our skies, and you don`t have to be a gold-level frequent flyer to know it. This year is setting new records for airline delays, but the problem has been growing for a long time. Between 1995... Read More

Drug Company Profits aren`t the Problem, They`re the Solution

Pharmaceutical companies are taking their lumps lately. If it`s not Vice President Al Gore lambasting them as those special-interest "Big Drug Companies" he aims to tame, then it`s the NBC TV series " The West Wing" implying they are insensitive... Read More

On Privacy, One Size Doesn’t Fit All

What's the thorniest public policy issue when it comes to the Internet? I would call it a tie between intellectual property and privacy. Napster and other peer-to-peer devices will almost certainly require a new patent and copyright regime. Government... Read More

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