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Abstract. The Council of Europe is currently considering a directive that would harmonize data protection laws throughout the European Community. If approved, this directive would affect exchanges of personal information between European countries and the United States. This article argues that...
Abstract. A major cause of spiralling health‐care cost is aggressive treatment of major illnesses by health‐care providers The insured patient also demands such an expensive course of action because he pays only a small portion of the cost and is not given a more attractive alternative. If the...
Abstract. Classical or neo‐classical economic theories do not adequately explain institutional investment patterns in troubled corporations. Macroeconomic perspectives contend that abstract market forces direct investment capital away from troubled companies, and that bankruptcy weeds weak firms...
Abstract. Hegemony theorists attribute the duration and severity of the Great Depression to the fact that, in 1933, the United States refused to take the place of Great Britain as world economic leader. This argument is based on the proposition that a major power must coordinate the...
Abstract. This is a theoretical and empirical exploration into the motivation of volunteer firefighters. After a brief discussion of methodology, the activities in which these volunteers engage are described and a theoretical model of volunteer motivation is presented. The central hypothesis is...
Abstract. The conclusion of Professor Chen that foreign; capital inflows affect modernization in China is challenged on the basis of data and methodology. Professor Chen rejected the argument.
The important role of belief in economic theorizing, ideology formation, and individual behavior is examined. Its role in the making of unrealistic assumptions in economic theory is considered. The extent to which this derives from ideological predispositions and the relationship of ideology to...
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