March/April 1998

COVER STORY

THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY TAKES YOUR ORDER
by Walter Russell Mead
Tallying up the winners and losers as the service economy takes shape.

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COVER STORY

THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY TAKES YOUR ORDER
by Walter Russell Mead
Tallying up the winners and losers as the service economy takes shape.


PLUS: Not so fast, says Robert Reich.

DEBATE AND SWITCH
by William Saletan
How the Republicans turned their anti-tax agenda into a "debate."

THE NEW POWER ELITE
by Richard L. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

FEATURES

THEO COLBORN
Interview by Marilyn Berlin Snell
The "Rachel Carson of the '90s" on our dangerous chemical environment.

RAIN CHECK
by Marc Herman
Every time the Mississippi River floods, taxpayers get hung out to dry.

ALICE DOESN'T VOTE HERE ANYMORE
by Michael Lind
America is a virtual Wonderland of electoral absurdities.

NOTHING WASTED, EVERYTHING GAINED
by Alan Weisman with photographs by Antonin Kratochvil
A small Colombian village's experiment in sustainable living has grand results.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE
As the world turns.

BACKTALK
Microsoft's words; stand by your state.

OUTFRONT

Buying a seat at the deregulation table.
Updates.
Working on the shame gang.
War and (green) peace.
Clear skin while staying baby-free.
MoJo's April Hellraiser.
Canine-driven consumerism on the rise.
Telecom towers cropping up on federal land.
Nicole Hollander

HOME/PLANET One word: plastic.
by Leora Broydo

WELLBEING Anti-antibiotics.
by Michael Castleman

OUTSPOKEN Social critic Wendy Kaminer.
Interview by Mara Tapp

MEDIAJONES Cornershopping for a new sound; the world in books and magazines; travel fare.

PAULA POUNDSTONE  Checking up on Koko the Gorilla's love life.