QIn a speech at the West Point military academy in December, you said we’ve come through an era when business went from tough-mindedness, which is a good trait, to meanness and greed. What did you mean by that? A: Over a period of time, not enough effort has been put forward to investing in the capability and long-term growth of the productive middle class of the United States.
Even as it inspires a hopeful nation and sweeps beyond its borders around a troubled world, the power of the Olympic dream remains sharply circumscribed. On Friday night Ban KiMoon, the United Nations secretary general, addressed the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics via video-link.By PAUL WELLS8 min
THANK YOU for a positive editorial about the Olympics (“Good work, Vancouver. Now let the party begin,” From the Editors, Feb. 15). It was a refreshing reminder that there are things to celebrate in this event. Clara Tees, Vernon, B.C. THANKS VERY much for printing “The ultimate Olympic schedule” (Olympics, Feb. 15), which was clear, concise and complete.
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