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Generation X, Y, and leadership

by Jennie S. Bev Indonesia's 2009 presidential election campaign promises to be exciting for Indonesians and the world. Unlike the two previous post-Soeharto elections, dominated by Baby Boomer candidates who eventually won, candidates from Generation X will...

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America the undereducated?

 by Jennie S. Bev In a global world that will judge us on our intellect, the United States is falling behind. The Mountain House Branch Library allows every member to check out 50 items at a time. But according to Susan Jacoby, in her highly acclaimed book, The...

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Prophetic mindset

by Jennie S. Bev Easter is associated with the resurrection of the Savior. For two millennia, Jesus Christ has been regarded as the one who sacrificed himself to save humankind with his divine power as granted from God. However, not many people, even Christians,...

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Survive downturn with chutzpah

by Jennie S. Bev On Thursday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed that a financial stimulus package of tax rebates and child credits has been agreed upon between the White House and congressional leaders. This is great news for middle-class Americans. It is...

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Smart money on a stay-the-course fed

by Jennie S. Bev The Federal Reserve is the economic institution in this country that can influence interest rates by issuing discount rates, also known as primary credit rates, that are intended to stabilize the financial system. The decision to increase or cut such...

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When Indonesia needs Al Gore more

by Jennie S. Bev It has been seven years since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) resolution was signed by all members of the United Nations in the fourth quarter of 2000. Little has been done to publicize this move, which is meant to help eradicate poverty and...

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