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Big houses may someday look as outdated and impractical as big cars, for many of the same reasons
Twenty-seven propositions about global thinking and the sustainability of cities
More on the “obviousness question" in social science
Unusual fighting words
Spurred by Jack Kemp, the Bush Administration is preparing to launch a new war on poverty. So far it looks quite a bit like the old one
The Republicans say that the key to a strong economy is money in the hands of rich investors. The Democrats say that we must redistribute money from the rich to entitlement programs for the poor and middle class. According to the author, neither model is adequate to the economy of the 1990s and beyond—a world economy in which the true sources of national wealth are the accrued skills of the work force and the quality of the social and material infrastructure supporting them
Here are a few of the words being tracked by the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary, published by Houghton Mifflin. A new word that exhibits sustained use may eventually make its way into the dictionary. The information below represents the first stage of research, not the final product.