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The Fate of the Dollar, The Fate of the World?

Where is the dollar headed today? Can it withstand currency speculation? Will it weather the economic collapse of industrialized and emerging nations? J.R. Bullington, director of the Center for Global Business at Old …

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Eastern Stars: The Futures of China, Hong Kong and Macao

The pomp and circumstance that surrounded the reversion of Hong Kong to the Chinese offered a glimmer of hope for continued prosperity on that island. But one year later, Asia …

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Democratic Drift and the End of History: A Discussion with Francis Fukuyama

In his award-winning 1992 essay, The End of History, Francis Fukuyama says liberal democracy is the only political system that the world views as legitimate. As a result, he contends, nations of the …

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Replay: Spreading the Wealth: Regional Tax Revenue Sharing

To stave off annexation battles and to improve metropolitan regions as a whole, many Virginia counties are now sharing tax revenues with neighboring cities. Norfolk State University sociologist Ronald Proctor and Virginia …

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Replay: Turf Wars: The Debate Over Regional Government

As Virginia’s innercity problems spill over into the surburban counties, local governments are looking at the ways cities and counties can cooperate to improve the lives of all citizens. Christopher …

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Setting Agenda: American Defense and Foreign Policy Issues

How does the United States shape its foreign policy? Former Undersecretary of State David Newsom (University of Virginia), author of The Public Dimension of Foreign Policy, joins Mary Washington political scientist John Kramer for a …

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For Better or Worse: The Public and Political Ethics

Virginia Commonwealth University political scientist Scott Keeter joins Bob Roberts (James Madison University), author of The Public Integrity War, for a discussion of our national obsession with the ethical conduct of politicians. Roberts blames an …

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All the Way to the Bank:Virginia’s Economic Forecast

Economic forecasters Roy Pearson, from the College of William and Mary, and Stephen Fuller, from George Mason University, take a look at the future of Virginia’s economy beyond the Car Tax.

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Let’s Get Fiscal: Year-End Tax Tips

Before the W-2s and the shoe boxes full of receipts start appearing, two accounting professors, Richard Newmark from Old Dominion University and James Smith from William & Mary, join us to discuss strategies to …

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Good Morning, Vietnam: 25 Years After the Fall of Saigon

Vietnam is emerging as the economic frontier of the 1990s, and nations around the globe are lining up to take advantage of its needs and resources. Even the U.S. can’t …

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Take This Job and Love It: Labor Unions in the 90s

The economic recession of the early 90s, downsizing, plant closings, NAFTA, and the move toward overseas manufacturing have left America’s once all-powerful labor unions reeling from loss of membership and, …

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On the Town: The Debate Over Reversion and Revenue-Sharing

Virginia has 40 independent cities—28 are eligible to revert to town status. With increased competition between city and county, reversion promises cities new clout and relief from costly education and …