TCS Daily : March 2010 Archives

How Much Debt Is Too Much for Voters?

Recently two different polling firms separately asked voters in California and New York how their state governments should solve their current budget problems: through tax increases, spending cuts, or a combination of both. Neither poll gave voters another choice: Read More

How China Can Rule the World

Martin Jacques' new book, "When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order", is causing controversy. Is it possible that China will "rule the world" in the near future? Perhaps,... Read More

The New Electorate

Voting is so central to the American system that three of the last five amendments to our Constitution deal with voting (Amendments 23, 24 and 26). Amendment 26, for instance, extends the vote to eighteen year olds. But the American... Read More

King Dollar

The biggest story out there right now has got to be the re-emergence of King Dollar. This could be a major game changer for both Wall Street and Washington. All the dollar bears from the beginning of this year, and... Read More

The Fix Is In

Americans would do well to ponder a recent admission by a former British minister in the Blair government. On March 2, the Guardian reported that the ex-minister, now Lord Warner, said that while spending on Britain's National Health Service had... Read More

Why the SEIU Wants Health Reform

The largest health care labor union in the United States, the Service Employees International, is using its 2.2 million members' hard-earned dues to finance an intense, expensive lobbying campaign in support of the pending health-insurance bill - in order to... Read More

Is Dodd Ending Too Big to Fail?

Surprise, surprise. Sen. Chris Dodd's financial-regulation proposal raises the possibility of substantial progress on the road to ending "too big to fail" (TBTF) and bailout nation for banks and other financial institutions. How the Dodd bill will play out in... Read More

Reaching for the SKY

Within South Korea, the three most prestigious universities are SeoulNational University, Korea University, and Yonsei University.Collectively, they are referred to by the acronym SKY. Graduating from a SKY university often leads to a prestigious job with ahigh sal Read More

Trading Up...or Down

The U.S. and Brazil are battling over cotton: Brazil counters U.S. subsidies for its production with tariffs on a variety of imports from the States. Brazil has the sanction of the WTO, but that doesn't make the tariffs any better... Read More

Tolerating the Intolerable

What is a democracy without fair elections? Not a democracy, wouldn't you say? So why does America, the granddaddy of democracies, tolerate election systems that aren't free of fraud? Left-wing commentator Katrina vanden Heuvel tries to assure us: Talking loosely.. Read More

Washington to Wall Street Mishmash

The Bunning Blockade: Sen. Jim Bunning was right all along. He was just trying to get the Senate to enforce its own pay-go budget rule and actually find $10 billion of spending cuts out of a $3.5 trillion budget to... Read More

The Fall of America's Universities

Since 2004, the world's top 200 universities have been ranked annually by the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. Recently, the U.S. has been losing representation on the list while Asia has been gaining. In 2008, the U.S. had 37... Read More

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