Sally C. Pipes

Commentary

On Patent Reform, Don’t Be Evil

Google has achieved wild success and cultural notoriety by operating under the corporate mantra “Don’t be evil.” But when it comes to patent reforms currently under consideration in Congress, Google — along with several other tech heavyweights — seems to be straying from the company line. The Patent Reform Act, …

Commentary

Losing by ‘Saving’

To help close New York’s $4.4 billion budget deficit, Gov. Spitzer has put prescription drugs on the chopping block. His budget proposal for the next fiscal year would axe drug spending by $172 million from the $1.9 billion otherwise expected. The governor describes this as a way “to control the …

Business & Economics

Defying Depression Stereotypes

Readers will recall that, in September, the Contrarian reviewed The Forgotten Man, by Amity Shlaes, a history of the Depression that charts the massive growth in government dating from the New Deal. For that reason alone we considered Amity’s book a valuable work, and quite suitable for “women’s studies,” as …

Commentary

Buying drugs online can present risks

Millions of Americans will look to weight-loss drugs to help them keep their New Year’s resolution to slim down. And if they can’t get a prescription from a doctor, many will go online to purchase the pills from foreign distributors. But beware: Most of these Web sites are glossed-up fakes …

Business & Economics

The Gender Card and the Highest Glass Ceiling

No sooner do we report the latest foolishness on the “glass ceiling” than it pops up again, this time from someone who wants a rather important job — President of the United States. “In so many ways, this all-women’s college prepared me to compete in the all-boys’ club of presidential …

Commentary

On Patent Reform, Don’t Be Evil

Google has achieved wild success and cultural notoriety by operating under the corporate mantra “Don’t be evil.” But when it comes to patent reforms currently under consideration in Congress, Google — along with several other tech heavyweights — seems to be straying from the company line. The Patent Reform Act, …

Commentary

Losing by ‘Saving’

To help close New York’s $4.4 billion budget deficit, Gov. Spitzer has put prescription drugs on the chopping block. His budget proposal for the next fiscal year would axe drug spending by $172 million from the $1.9 billion otherwise expected. The governor describes this as a way “to control the …

Business & Economics

Defying Depression Stereotypes

Readers will recall that, in September, the Contrarian reviewed The Forgotten Man, by Amity Shlaes, a history of the Depression that charts the massive growth in government dating from the New Deal. For that reason alone we considered Amity’s book a valuable work, and quite suitable for “women’s studies,” as …

Commentary

Buying drugs online can present risks

Millions of Americans will look to weight-loss drugs to help them keep their New Year’s resolution to slim down. And if they can’t get a prescription from a doctor, many will go online to purchase the pills from foreign distributors. But beware: Most of these Web sites are glossed-up fakes …

Business & Economics

The Gender Card and the Highest Glass Ceiling

No sooner do we report the latest foolishness on the “glass ceiling” than it pops up again, this time from someone who wants a rather important job — President of the United States. “In so many ways, this all-women’s college prepared me to compete in the all-boys’ club of presidential …

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