In Essence

Lester Turning Points Thurow, in Harvard Magazine (July-For America Aug. 1976), P.O. Box 301, Uxbridge, Mass.
01569.
MIT economist Thurow looks at what lies ahead for the economy in America's third century and finds some serious problems obscured current misconceptions. Contrary to popular belief, he contends, economic growth has not brought us more leisure time, but less: "American families are working more and more, with fewer and fewer hours at home." (Hours of paid work by women...

Thomas E. Patterson and Rob- Elections ert D. McClure, in Psychology Today (July1976), P.O. Box 2990, Boulder, Colo. 80302.
Patterson and McClure puncture some fashionable assumptions about television's influence in American elections. The authors, both political scientists at Syracuse University, analyzed every televised political commercial and network weekday evening newscast during the 1972 Nixon-McGovern contest. They also interviewed more than 600 voters -at the start, midway, and end of...

Had-Rethinking the ley Arkes, in Commentary (May 1976), 'Inevitable" 165 E. 56th st., New York, N.Y. 10022.
Opening the governments of Italy and France to indigenous Communist participation would seem to be an idea "whose time has come." Yet what is the commitment of those parties to the principles of parlia- mentary democracy? Arkes, a professor of political science at Amherst, says the evidence indicates that their commitment is "rooted in noth- ing more substantial than a...

Lester Turning Points Thurow, in Harvard Magazine (July-For America Aug. 1976), P.O. Box 301, Uxbridge, Mass.
01569.
MIT economist Thurow looks at what lies ahead for the economy in America's third century and finds some serious problems obscured current misconceptions. Contrary to popular belief, he contends, economic growth has not brought us more leisure time, but less: "American families are working more and more, with fewer and fewer hours at home." (Hours of paid work by women...

Mary Ellen Leary,
IS Good News? in Columbia Journalism Review (July-Aug. 1976), 601 Journalism Bldg., Colum- bia University, New York, N.Y. 10027.
California television stations virtually ignored the 1974 gubernatorial contest between Democrat Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and his underdog Republican challenger, Houston Flournoy. Political reporter Leary dis- closes that six major television stations in four principal metropolitan areas of California devoted just 2 percent (6 out of 257 hours) of their...

Con- gress and the Securities and Exchange Commission in an "erratic and inequitable application of existing but inadequate statutes." Critics in the business community accuse the SEC of exceeding its 1933 Congres- sional mandate calling for disclosure of all "material" informat"ion about a publicly owned company-that is, only information of signifi- cance to an investor. The SEC seems to regard all "improper acts" as "material." Moreover, critics charge,...

Robert S. Erikson, in
Of Endorsements American Journal of Political Science
(May 1976), 5980 Cass Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48202.
Can the mass media, endorsing a particular candidate, persuade a significant number of voters to switch their votes? Florida State Uni- versity political scientist Erikson studies the 1964 presidential election and answers yes, in limited situations. In 1964, traditionally Republi- can newspapers endorsed Democratic nominee Lyndon Johnson, over his GOP rival, Senator Barry...

new job opportunities, the costs to the town of providing services were greater than the net tax revenues generated, especially if new water and sewerage facilities were needed. The Worst error? Overestimating population growth and building fa- cilities for people who never arrived.
"Why Bosses Turn Bitchy" RosabethDistinctions, Moss Kanter, in Psychology Today (May Not Differences 1976),P.O. Box 2990, Boulder, Colo. 80302.
Why don't more women seek or find career success? Is it because...

Ludendorff as part of a defensive doctrine for trench warfare. Crediting Hutier with all this was the work of Allied print media, beginning with the French, who, Alfoldi suggests, needed an enemy "genius" to explain a shocking setback and preferred one with a French name and Huguenot ancestors.

ARTS & LETTERS
A Good Theater "Toward an Architecture of the Theater as a Human Art" Martin Bloom, in Is Hard to Find the AIA Journal (June 1976), 1735 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C...

new job opportunities, the costs to the town of providing services were greater than the net tax revenues generated, especially if new water and sewerage facilities were needed. The Worst error? Overestimating population growth and building fa- cilities for people who never arrived.
"Why Bosses Turn Bitchy" RosabethDistinctions, Moss Kanter, in Psychology Today (May Not Differences 1976),P.O. Box 2990, Boulder, Colo. 80302.
Why don't more women seek or find career success? Is it because...

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