When browsing the web or flaming a chat room, you may imagine you're unseen. Your clever user name is thought to be freedom's tool. As the joke goes, "On the Internet, they don't know you're a dog."So how come marketers are flashing ads for flea collars on your screen?
What's the best way of righting a massive financial wrong? I'm thinking of the dishonest life-insurance selling that stained the 1980s and early 1990s. Several insurers settled national class-action lawsuits--among them New York Life, John Hancock, Transamerica Occidental Life and Prudential Life.
Y2K pessimists are approaching their moment of truth. In seven weeks the world will, or will not, run into more trouble than most people think. Investors will, or will not, suffer last-minute jitters as the millennium draws near.Yes, yes, I know--it's not yet the millennium, from a technical point of view.