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summer 1997

The U.S. Fusion Program at the Crossroads

Summer 1997


Forum


Philip Webre, Sylvia Ostry, Bernard Hoekman, Erik R. Olbeter, Michael Finn, Richard J. Wurtman, Gregg Easterbrook, F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Bruce J. Biddle, Richard W. Riley, Norman Metzger, Robert M. White, Pete V. Domenici, Neal F. Lane, Arlie M. Skov, Eugene B. Skolnikoff, S. S. Hecker


Update



From the Hill



An Investment Budget


George E. Brown Jr.

The federal budget should put special emphasis on spending that contributes to the long-term strength of the nation.


Social Change and Science Policy


Daniel Sarewitz

Closer links among science, social goals, and democratic processes are essential to the future health of science and society.


Biological Invasions: A Growing Threat


Don C. Schmitz, Daniel Simberloff

An army of invasive plant and animal species is overrunning the United States, causing incalcuable economic and ecological costs.


Missing the Boat on Pregnancy Prevention


Carol J. Rowland Hogue

Teenage pregnancy grabs the headlines, but most unintended and unwanted pregnancies occur among adults.


Engaging an Independent Japan


George R. Heaton Jr.

New directions in Japanese policies will dramatically expand domestic R&D; if it adapts, the United States can benefit.


The ITER Decision and U.S. Fusion R&D


Weston M. Stacey

To keep pace with the cutting edge of fusion research, the United States must participate in the planned international research reactor.


Fusion Research with a Future


Robert L. Hirsch, Gerald Kulcinski, Ramy Shanny

It's time for the U.S. program to abandon its dead-end focus and to explore alternative paths to practical fusion power.


Time to Get Serious About Workplace Change


Kenan Patrick Jarboe, Joel Yudken

Big productivity increases are possible for companies switching to high-performance work systems; government can aid the transition.


Roundtable: Infant Care and Child Development



Editor’s Journal: Straight Talk


Kevin Finneran

Which of the following does not belong? a) firebrands b) visionaries c) opinion leaders d) S&T policy wonks


Book Review: Technology and growth


Jane Sneddon Little


Book Review: AIDS and objectivity


Eric A. Feldman


Book Review: University rankings revisited


Robert M. Rosenzweig


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