This week in OtherWords, Bob Lord delves into the question of what it will mean when someone becomes the first trillionaire, Jill Richardson encourages everyone to adopt a low-carbon diet, and Donald Kaul shares a Christmas memory from 50 years ago in a poignant new column.
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- Chill the Drills in America’s Arctic / Dan Ritzman
Northern Alaska is warming at twice the rate of the lower 48.
- The Trillion-Dollar Question / Bob Lord
Unless our leaders change course, America’s wealth concentration has no limit.
- NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises / Manuel Perez-Rocha
The trade deal has become an engine of poverty in Mexico.
- She Knew I Would Make It / Donald Kaul
Every Christmas season brings me back to a decisive moment in my career.
- This Low-Carb Diet Is Good for You and the Planet / Jill Richardson
Can you resolve to reduce your fossil-fuel consumption by eating fewer animal products?
- Geithner Gets a Perch on Wall Street / Jim Hightower
The former Treasury Secretary is proof the Washington-to-Wall-Street revolving door serves the interests of bankers, not the public.
- Winning and Losing the ‘Great Game’ at the Same Time / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
China is content to let the United States spend itself into military-induced bankruptcy as the Soviets did.
- How to Become a Billionaire / Khalil Bendib cartoon