Few Americans, even those who know a bit about Sweden, have ever heard of the Swedish economist, Gosta Rehn. Nor have they heard of the so-called Rehn model named after him. But understanding the controversial Rehn model is crucial to understanding where Sweden has come from and where it may be going. First, the Rehn model of the economy has embodied Sweden's recipe for combining economic growth with in-creased wage equality-and full employment with controlled inflation. It has also illustrated t...
Reviews of new research public agencies and private institutions "Nuclear Power Issues and Choices" Report of the Nuclear Energy Policy Study Group (sponsored by the Ford Foundation, administered by the MITRE Corporation), Ballinger Publishing Co., 17 Dunster St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138. Although the nation's oil and natural gas supplies will be seriously de-pleted before the year 2000, a "mix" of coal-burning generators and uran- ium-powered nuclear plants (light-water reactors)...
In 1945 Japan lay in ruins, a defeated, helpless pariah among nations-its cities destroyed, its industry at a standstill, its people exhausted, confused, and demoralized. Yet in only one generation the country has risen like the proverbial phoenix to become, next to the colossi of the United States and the Soviet Union, the great- est economic power in the world, with a remarkably free and stable society, an efficiently functioning democratic system of government, and a vibrant...
He holds a pistol in each hand, he has a toy tommy gun hanging on his chest.
"How does your mother feel about these weapons?"
"She bought them for me."
"Because of the bad people."
"And who is good?"
"Lenin? Who is he?"
He thinks hard, but does not know what to answer. "You don't know who Lenin is?" "The captain."
"I've been el...