Computing Solutions to Airline Safety and Other Policy Dilemmas

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Editor's Journal

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Winter 2005

    Federal R&D spending to rise by 4.8 percent; defense dominates The federal R&D budget for fiscal year (FY) 2005 will rise to $132.2 billion, a $6 billion or 4.8 percent increase over… Read More



Real Numbers

  • Underage drinking

    Alcohol use by young people is dangerous, not only because of the risks associated with acute impairment, but also because of the threat to their long-term development and well-being. Traffic crashes are… Read More

Book Reviews

  • Digital Nation Cover with a computer and woman on the phone

    Internet for all

    The Internet seems to be everywhere. The daily news chronicles its advance on the economy; social, civic, and personal activities can increasingly be pursued online; and cyberspace options are portrayed as cooler,… Read More
  • The New Consumers book cover by Norman Myers

    Global challenge

    The past quarter century has witnessed a momentous global transformation occasioned by the rise of new economic powers. China has experienced the most rapid economic expansion in world history, its output of… Read More
  • Terrorism Freedom and Security book cover

    The Constitution versus security

    Among those analyzing the tensions between our constitutional values and modern terrorism, Philip B. Heymann is in a class by himself. A distinguished academic with substantial government service during the period when… Read More
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