Links Social Issues
- Elizabeth Razzi explains how stores use psychology to entice you into spending more.
- Money, Politics, and Race: Campaign Finance Reform is a Civil Rights Issue by Spencer A. Overton. He pinpoints the meaning of the current method of financing campaigns: In a privately funded political system, those who make contributions have special access to politicians and the leadership of political parties, and they determine which candidates will be able to run credible and viable campaigns. (No longer at http://www.tompaine.com/opinion/2001/02/15/1.html)
- Cars and crops are competing for land in developing countries, the Worldwatch Institute tells us.
Road salt is bad for cars and the environment, writes Ray Magliozzi of Car Talk.
Cell phones are annoying and, left unchecked, bad for our society; Jonathan Rowe explains.
- Special Education uses too much money and disproportionately helps rich kids, reports Robert Worth in the Washington Monthly.
First Peoples as sports symbols: use of Native American images and nicknames
- The Heat Is Online.
- Contacting the Congress, by Juan Cabanela, lets you e-mail your senators, representative, and president and vice president in one step. See a sample of this excellent sites follow-up page after you send a message.
- The Tragedy of the Commons, by Garrett Hardin (1968).
Uranium-238: use of Depleted Uranium in weapons and its health effects
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