Ajami, Fouad
February 2000
New Republic;02/21/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 8, p6
Questions the authenticity of American prosperity as measured by company assets and stocks of companies in the Internet field. Controversy regarding Amazon.com president, Jeff Bezos, being falsely honored as "Time" magazine's Man of the Year; Effect of misleading prediction about the Year 2000 date conversion disaster by economist Edward Yardeni on the industry; Efforts to attract celebrities to Internet site Dreamlife; Opinion that capitalism, particularly the focus on Internet investment and electronic commerce, blinds the U.S. public to more important global concerns.


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