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Recipe for a Depression
The conventional wisdom is that the federal budget deficit is a very bad thing. But what if it is the attempt to eliminate the federal budget deficit--in a climate of falling wages, rising unemployment, rising consumer debt, and rigidly engineered disinflation--that turns out to be a very bad thing? Articles by Thomas I. Palley and Robert A. Levine raise this disturbing question.
The "gender gap," the author writes, is not a single, static thing. It is a political phenomenon whose benefits, depending on issues and circumstances, can accrue to either the left or the right.
by Steven Stark
Express Yourself: It's Later Than You Think
Confused when it comes to modern art? Herewith a glossary.
by Brad Holland
Notes & Comment: Welcome to Our Tomb
Everybody except the Grants gets a chance to have a say.
by Richard Rubin
Technology: High Resolution, Unresolved
Private companies will soon have their own "spy" satellites.
by Mary Graham
Foreign Affairs: Germania Irredenta
Germans still yearn for lost lands--and their government is not discouraging them.
by Hans Koning
Fiction & Poetry
He Has Lived in Many Houses
by Thomas Lux
A short story
by Mark Walters
by Florence Cassen Mayers
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Arts & Leisure
Travel: Buffed and Polished
As spas have proliferated, they have also diversified. A guide to exercising your options.
by Deborah Fallows
Music: Like Young
The "young lions" of jazz lack the dark corners and disfigurements of character that separate great music from merely good.
by Francis Davis
See "Jazz in the '90s: Bebop and Beyond?"
a special companion to this article.
Art: Living-Room Galleries The newest rage in New York art circles--the reborn salon--is a child of necessity as much as of taste.
by Carol Kino
The Latest Fashion in Irrationality
Books on angels and other forms of popular spirituality.
by Wendy Kaminer
Robert Penn McInerney
The Last of the Savages,
by Jay McInerney
by Charles Thompson
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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