DECEMBER 1999 | Volume 284 No. 6|
On the Rez|
The author of Great Plains describes the time he has spent on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota, and the Oglala Sioux Indians he has come to know. Do not call this place bleak: it is poor, yes, and permeated by tragic memories. But it is also a place that still produces heroes. One recent hero was an athlete who died just before she turned eighteen. "Words fail me," the author writes, "when I try to say how much I admire her."
by Ian Frazier
The Health-Care Economy
Is Nothing to Fear
(This article is not available online.)
America's health-care costs, it is said, are in a "runaway" state; the health-care sector is abysmally unproductive, eating up wealth and hurting competitiveness. But hold on, the author argues: that indictment is completely wrong.
by Charles R. Morris