The Great 401(k) Hoax: Why Your Family's Financial Security
Is at Risk, and What You Can Do About It By William Wolman and Anne Colamosca.
Perseus Publishing, 246 pages, $26.00
Since the Enron corporation imploded, Americans have
gotten quite an education in the corporate chicanery, accounting gimmickry, Wall
Street scams, and feckless regulation that helped sustain the roaring 1990s stock
For gun control advocates, last fall's election results demonstrated the
Sisyphean nature of battling the National Rifle Association. Senator John
Ashcroft of Missouri was one of five NRA allies in Congress who was voted out, in
part because of organized efforts by activist groups such as Handgun Control. But
with George W. Bush in the White House, Ashcroft rose again and now, as attorney
general, appears to be in a stronger position than ever to help the NRA.