Articles by William A. Levinson

The Long and Shoremen of It

The shutdown of West Coast docks cost the U.S. economy a billion dollars a day according to some estimates. Like the UPS strike of 1997, the work stoppage idled other businesses and jeopardized the jobs of other American workers. But... Read More

'Source of Material Civilization'

Priests of ancient and medieval religions could, by invoking the higher power, extract payments for forgiveness of sins, invoke holy wars ("God wills it") and even compel the practice of human sacrifice. Charlatans, demagogues, and mountebanks can still herd the... Read More

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