A Letter from East Africa  

Omar Bongo, the president of the West African state of Gabon, was once famous on the continent for his fashionable clothes and colorful lifestyle. Bongo was never a model democrat, yet today the man is famous for freedom-sounding political remarks. …



How Much Unemployment Do We Need?  

I n his presidential campaign in 1960, when the average number of unemployed workers was 3.9 million, John F. Kennedy made unemployment one of the major issues and promised to “get this country moving again.” After Kennedy won the election, …