TCS Daily : June 2001 Archives

McLeod Demands 'Damages or Discounts' from Bells

McLeod Demands 'Damages or Discounts' from Bells Clark McLeod could be one happy man standing at the helm of the country's largest independent Competitive Local Exchange Carrier. But he's not -- at least not about the developments of recent... Read More

Bush is Right on Global Warming, not that reporters would understand

Climate, Richard Lindzen of MIT fondly reminds us, always changes. It must. Over centuries, responding to stresses internal and external, the earth is either warming or cooling, just as the temperature from day to day heats or chills. It could... Read More

An Assessment Built on Guesswork

Scientists ask "What if...?" questions in order to find out how the world operates. But the rules of science demand thorough testing and validation of the results. Otherwise it isn't science. On the matter of global climate change, a... Read More

Little Hot Air Exhausted on Capturing Carbon

"What goes up, must come down. Spinning wheel, got to go round." An apt description of the carbon cycle, and one that most climate change alarmists forget about completely when contemplating policy options. For decades, climate change alarmists have leapt... Read More

Haven't I Seen You Some Place Before?

Probably the only thing most Americans have heard of "facial recognition technology" was the bleating of the American Civil Liberties Union when the technology was used to search for wanted criminals among the incoming crowd at last January's Super Bowl.... Read More

'New & Improved' Won't Wash in Selling Up-to-Date U.S. Force Structure

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was at pains last Thursday on Capitol Hill to try to explain that a new way of sizing forces will allow for a stronger and better defense than the current force-sizing construct, which is based... Read More

Follow Henry the Navigator to the Oceans of Our Age

So, you want to be famous? Not just flash-in-the-pan notorious, not just a soon-to-be-forgotten name printed in a program or chiseled on a cornerstone somewhere, but truly, enduringly etched into the meme-stream? Here's how one man did it, and... Read More

Bush Steadfast in Assessment of Putin

Peggy Noonan writes in the 6/25 Wall Street Journal: "Sometimes bad luck is good luck. A few weeks ago, I'd had an appointment to interview President Bush for a book on Ronald Reagan. It was canceled due to Mr.... Read More

Results Are the Fruit of Reagan`s Leadership

Your June 11 editorial, "Europe Chills for Bush," begins with a classic exchange between Alexander Haig and Ronald Reagan in which President Reagan insists on standing firm for the United States position in the Law of the Sea Treaty.... Read More

Look to Politics to Find Broadband`s Market Cap Shortfall

"All this year, victims of the 'tech wreck' have been looking furiously for someone to blame," wrote Ethan H. Hugo of David L. Babson & Co. in a recent letter to clients. Who's the scapegoat? Alan Greenspan? Greedy underwriters? Day... Read More

Tech Commodity Buys Available for Mining

As I write this column, the NASDAQ composite is bouncing around just below 2000. Market gurus warn of a long summer for technology investors. And many analysts continue to note that even though the technology sector has fallen by 20... Read More

Too Darn Hot?

Natives of Hawaii, inured by more than a thousand years of island life to the vagaries of the weather and the seas, have a somewhat elliptical saying: "the mists are those that know of a storm upon the water."... Read More

Climate Science Rx: A Manhattan Project of Research

Remarks by James K. Glassman Seminar on Climate Change American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. Adam Smith wrote that "science is the antidote for enthusiasm and superstition." Unfortunately, in the hands of enthusiasts and superstitionists - or, in our own Read More

New Military Doctrine Requires a Back-Up Plan in Space

Second of two parts There's good news and bad news on the defense front. The good news is that President Bush is making slow progress toward missile defense. The bad news is that the world needs rapid progress, because destructive... Read More

An Offshore Investment in Property Rights and Science Pays Off in Stocks

Mismanaged, depleted, and what Garret Hardin termed "The Tragedy of the Commons" describes the history of fisheries in the United States well. Off the coast of New England, the once-rich Georges Bank fishery is perhaps the most dramatic testimony... Read More

Patience a Virtue with Europe, New Ideas Will Take Time to Sink In, Perle Tells Defense Central

Defense Central spoke with Richard Perle as President Bush headed off on the last leg of his first presidential trip to consult with NATO allies and meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. Defense Central: What should the U.S. read from Russias... Read More

Wall Street Analysts Already at Risk for Exile on Main Street

Mr. Chairman, members of the committee: Thank you for inviting me to testify today on this important subject. My name is James K. Glassman. I am a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, concentrating in matters of economics,... Read More

Sen. Hagel Calls on Sound Science to Dictate the Climate Change Debate

Science and technology need to take the lead in resolving issues of climate change, Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., tells TechCentralStation host James Glassman. "Only with sound science as the base -- not emotionalism; not political, arbitrary decisions and baselines.. Read More

Boycotts Move From Securing Rights to Extorting Favors

Far be it for anyone from this side of the Atlantic to say nay to anybody's right on the other side to stage a boycott, especially after what Americans did to British tea. But Europeans are turning what once was... Read More

Bush Has Good Hand to Play in Upcoming Meeting with Putin

Since time immemorial, the tools of international politics have been a) logic, b) bribes, and c) force. This Saturday in his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Bush can effectively advance the cause of missile defense and nicely... Read More

Tauzin-Dingell Would Speed the Demise of Competitive Local Exchange Carriers

A bill introduced by the powerful chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee purports to enhance consumer choice in telecommunications and boost deployment of high-speed data services and Internet connections. This paper demonstrates tha Read More

Reliant Energy's Perkins Sees Supply and Demand as Best Laws for Weathering Californias Energy Crisis

Posted June 20, 2001 Reliant Energy's Perkins Sees Supply and Demand as Best Laws for Weathering California's Energy Crisis Life on the edge of darkness in California has led the state's highest officials to lash out at the very companies... Read More

The Press Gets It Wrong -- Our Report Doesn`t Support The Kyoto Treaty

Last week the National Academy of Sciences released a report on climate change, prepared in response to a request from the White House, that was depicted in the press as an implicit endorsement of the Kyoto Protocol. CNN's Michelle... Read More

Missile Defense Is an Engineering Challenge, Not Rocket Science

Last Thursday, President George W. Bush made national news by telling the folks in Dallas Center, Iowa, that he plans this week to point out to European leaders and the Russians that if a rogue nation fires a missile... Read More

Missile Defense Era Demands New Military Doctrine

First of two parts. "It's time to think differently about defense." So declared President Bush in Iowa last Friday, signaling the theme he would carry with him on his trip to Europe this week. How differently? A lot differently.... Read More

The Blackout Portfolio

There are some encouraging signs that energy prices are headed down during the next several months, and readers of this column know that Im an incorrigible optimist about the long-term health of the U.S. economy. Thats one reason why I... Read More

Tech Central Co-Host Praises Bush's Science-Based Approach to Global Warming

Statement of Harvard Astrophysicist Sallie Baliunas "I applaud President Bush for continuing to reject rash measures such as the Kyoto Protocol ostensibly to combat human-made global warming. "The president is absolutely correct in his assessment that what we need Read More

The Conservation Myth Stars as Latest (Sub)Urban Legend

When President Bush gave the commencement address at Yale a few weeks ago, a group of protesters carried posters blaring, "Conservation, Not Consumption." That view appears to represent the sum and substance of the opposition to the administration's recently... Read More

Congress Decides: Telemedicine or Telemonopoly?

When telephones made their debut in America more than 125 years ago, the first customers in every small town and big city were the physicians and pharmacists. The connection between health care delivery and communications technology has been in place... Read More

Kondracke Confronts the Pain and Politics of Parkinsons Disease

For many years the public has known journalist Morton M. Kondracke as a voice of moderation amid often- animated discussions on TV's public affairs programs. Thirteen years ago, though, Kondracke and his wife Milly learned she had Parkinson's disease.... Read More

National Academy of Sciences Report Underscores Global Warming Uncertainties

Key Findings from "Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions" -- A Report to the Bush Administration from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. "The most valuable contribution U.S. scientists can make is to... Read More

Good Intentions Don't Mean Good Conservation

Voluntary, incentive-based conservation is a sure bet in the 107th Congress. It's a landowner-friendly idea that fits well with President Bush's environmental agenda of local control voiced earlier this week while in the Everglades. It's a concept that is... Read More

Tech Gains Show Clean Fuel Use -- Not the Fuels Themselves -- Is Key to Cutting Air Pollution

For decades, environmental regulators have focused on the environmental impacts of fuels, passing myriad regulations governing the import of fuels, the handling of fuels, the additives put into fuels, and so on. Grand schemes to move away from fossil fuels... Read More

Glassman Testifies That Tauzin-Dingell Will Hasten Return of Re-monopolization, Re-regulation

Statement of James K. Glassman Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute Host, "A Dangerous Fantasy" Legislative Hearing on HR 1542 The Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act Committee on the Judiciary United States House of Read More

Big-Screen Bomb 'Pearl Harbor' Flashes Apt Warnings for the Present Age

The Japanese bombed the real Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, but the critics blasted the movie "Pearl Harbor" over the Memorial Day weekend. And yet just as that historical tragedy led ultimately to victory over fascism in the last... Read More

Traditional Values Could Overlook Tech Bargains

Can you find value stocks in the tech industry? It may seem difficult. Even though the NASDAQ stands at less than half its value of March 2000, many tech stocks still trade at very high levels, according to traditional valuation... Read More

Will America Go High Tech On The High Seas?

Does the government have something to learn from drug smugglers about balancing risks and benefits? The thought struck me after reading two contrasting reports on the U.S. Coast Guard on the day after Mother's Day. In the first, the... Read More

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