Monthly Archives: April 2003

The arts of peace

… the award of a contract worth up to $680 million to the Bechtel Group of San Francisco in a competition limited to a handful of American companies can only add to the impression that the United States seeks to profit from the war it waged. < p align=”right”> NY Times Editorial

Bringing quarantine barriers to account

meta-creation_date: April 10, 2003 The following is the text of an Op-ed article by Peter Gallagher that appeared in the Australian Financial Review on 10 April The European Union’s complaint to WTO against the whole of our Quarantine regulations is a tactical move in the current round of WTO agricultural negotiations. But don’t dismiss the […]

‘Global warming’ not unique

“The findings [a review of literature by Harvard researchers] prove that the world experienced a Medieval Warm Period between the ninth and 14th centuries with global temperatures significantly higher even than today. “ Telegraph [UK] The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), however, says that the Medieval Warm Period does not establish a […]

Services markets at work

The US Army has come under fierce criticism from aid agencies and from their British allies for ‘selling water’ to poor people in Umm Qasr (Iraq). If this report is accurate, the accusation are just the usual ignorance about how services markets work. Under the deal, the military will provide water free to locals with […]