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Page Two: Music of the Spheres
We cannot work together unless we can talk to each other
"...assured that these cuts would be terrific for the economy. It's hard to be spoken to as though one..."

June 20, 2008 Column by Louis Black

What Is to Be Done?
Environmentalists respond
"...a central driving engine of growth for the global economy. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger..."

Dec. 7, 2007 News Feature

The Hightower Report
The Wonderland of Rudy, Mitt, and Fred; and Subsidizing Disaster
"...every day, bluebirds of happiness everywhere, and an always-booming economy that's spreading wealth to everyone!..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...course, by the time 2003 rolled around, the dot-com economy had jumped the rails, leaving those big dreams of..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Letters @ 3AM
Financially and militarily, we're not a superpower anymore – though no presidential candidate can admit that
"...(Feb. 14, p.18): "Typically in the past, when America's economy has weakened, the rest of the world soon flagged...."

June 22, 2007 Column by Michael Ventura

Vance Joins Porky in Wackyland: Bogus Economic Analysis Offered With Authority
"...when we were coming out of a recession, the economy immediately turned south. These types of legislative economic drains..."

June 18, 2007 Postmarks

Experience Trumps Theory
"...to fight, so we did not get a good economy with our war. The only reason I had work..."

June 15, 2007 Postmarks

Old Joy
Old Joy is an accurately observed slice of that moment between postadolescence and parenthood, when friends cling or scatter, and circumstances force buried feelings to the fore.
"...of adapting a short story that preserves the dramatic economy and narrowed scope of the original format instead of..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Naked City
"...proposed "real-world" changes last week to how its fuel economy mile-per-gallon estimates are determined. The new estimates could appear..."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature

Letters at 3AM
People of all political persuasions are beginning to face the reality that Americans' demand for oil is outpacing our supply and refining capacity, which in turn will cripple our economy's ability to grow. Our disposable society will become a scavenging society, and, on the brighter side, a more inventive society.
"...outpacing supply and refining capacity. This will cripple our economy's ability to grow. "We have a debt that we..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...believe that increased investment in public transportation strengthens the economy, creates jobs, reduces traffic congestion and air pollution, and..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Column

More From 'Iconoclast' Country
W. Leon Smith on freedom of speech, peace, and Crawford
"...not deep in debt. We need to help the economy of our country, and Social Security will take care..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Kate X Messer

The Hightower Report
The economy has 'improved' … so why aren't you smiling? And meet Macedonia, our 'anti-terror' ally.
"...wrong with you people? Don't you know that the economy is humming, that our very own president has declared..."

July 9, 2004 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Despite the Rick-overy, the state tells its agencies to do more with less
"...Rick Perry never tires of bragging that the Texas economy is rebounding out of recession more quickly than the..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Page Two
If you want to cut government spending, legalize pot, plus more pearls on government spending (or lack thereof) and the Austin Film and Green festivals.
"...money go to the government than the underground, outlaw economy?..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Fully Committed
Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of the comedy Fully Committed is a thrill ride for an audience, with Becky Mode's script and Dave Steakley's choice direction wittily capturing the mania of restaurant life, while Martin Burke's chameleonlike star turn -- playing 40 characters -- imbues the central character with heart and soul in the midst of a soulless, if comic, mob.
"...Whether Karl Marx would have liked it or not, economy is everything. I'm not talking about Wall Street; I'm..."

July 4, 2003 Arts Review by Molly Beth Brenner

The Sound of Falling Dominoes
The state budget crisis is only one piece of a much larger, distressing government puzzle.
"...average annual deficit to be absorbed somehow by the economy will be more than $420 billion. Moderation, as the..."

May 30, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Page Two
Songs of democracy in distress
"...be no impact on overall receipts. In a deadly economy, with the live music scene in a deep slump,..."

April 25, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Letters at 3AM
Winning the war in Iraq is not a measure of our country's morality.
"...On the economy: 108,000 jobs were lost in March. More than 300,000..."

April 18, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Page Two
The war in Iraq has diverted our attention from other important matters, including a truly destructive proposed federal budget, mirrored by Texas' very own fiscal abyss.
"...new taxes on the tables as options. "Given the economy, won't taxes on either businesses or individuals be counterproductive,..."

April 4, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Rent Party Blues
Are post-boom rents killing the Austin music scene?
"...more accustomed to grim bottom lines, Austin's live music economy started 2003 with a pair of less-than-encouraging signposts: the..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Page Two
Al Qaeda could not have hoped for a more perfect response to 9 / 11 than the American invasion of Iraq.
"...It's still the economy, stupid! Bush's tax cuts, economic stimulus package, and war..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...vanishing civil liberties and our increasingly toxic environment. The economy is collapsing, and Americans want leadership on the domestic..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Column

Letters at 3AM
The White House is intent on totalitarian measures and war; it employs incoherence because it cannot speak plainly of its machinations.
"..."GOP Lawmakers Bolt Bush's Herd -- Many Skittish Over Economy as Midterm Elections Near." Bush was unavailable for comment...."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

Naked City
Music Money Matters
"...and other stakeholders -- to boost the local music economy. Wynn proposed the task force after last fall's release..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy
This year's Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy tackled the digital divide.
"...has taken the reins in shaping the new digital economy, and experts say that this may hinder bridging the..."

March 1, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Page Two
The curse and the blessing of living in interesting times
"...way, our 21st year was impacted by the worsening economy. Live music, restaurants, and small retail have been hit..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Public Notice
This week's "Public Notice" goes techy and says, 'Let's tear down the digital divide and give all these laid-off geeks something to do!'
"...The venerable Ms. Sisnett further states, "This whole 'new economy' discussion ... I've always been suspicious of the term...."

March 9, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
This week, "Public Notice" travels far and wide across gender limits and the Kalahari to bring you're the best in Austin community events.
"...You want the old Austin? Sick of the "new economy?" We heard that. Hmmm. And what with the downturn..."

March 2, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Turn Out the Lights ...
The Lege Has Barely Begun, and the Official Accountants Say We're Broke
"...left the state's piggy bank empty just as the economy lurches toward recession. Even Perry's Republican colleague, new Lt...."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Column by Michael King

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