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mid 1990s

How Not to Stay on Top – NYTimes.com

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the dominant computing device used in corporate America was a word processor made by Wang Laboratories. The company’s founder and chief executive was An Wang, a brilliant Chinese immigrant who was widely hailed as a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. At Wang’s peak, some …

Addressing HIV prevalence among gay men and drug users in Thailand | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

After successfully decreasing HIV infection rates among sex workers, attempts to replicate that success among other key populations at risk are proving more challenging In the early 1990’s, Thailand‘s 100% condom use in brothels campaign was credited with bringing the country’s HIV epidemic under control and was widely copied in …

Not Enough Inflation – NYTimes.com

Ever since the financial crisis struck, and the Federal Reserve began “printing money” in an attempt to contain the damage, there have been dire warnings about inflation — and not just from the Ron Paul/Glenn Beck types. Thus, in 2009, the influential conservative monetary economist Allan Meltzer warned that we …

Are Travel Agents Back? – NYTimes.com

THE complimentary wine and fruit platter was sent up to Jessica Griffin and her family moments after they strolled into their roomy suite. They were accompanied by a bellhop who placed their bags near a tidy crib made up with luxurious, high thread-count sheets for Ms. Griffin’s 1-year-old daughter. The …