To Our Readers

I HAVEN'T RIDDEN a rollercoaster in years—that is, until the 1998 economy rolled into the station. With just a few weeks remaining in the year, market watchers throughout the world are preparing their annual analyses of overall gains and losses. They'll be tracking the many high and low points over the past twelve months, noting what went right or wrong, and probably who were the big winners and losers.

Ah, yes, winners and losers. Wouldn't it be nice to have a loser-proof economy? Everyone wins. No Surprise downturns. No sluggishness. Just steady growth.

Because of the way things operate in today's global marketplace, most people would say that's a dream. But in the marketplace of ideas, no one has to be a loser. That's the point that John Adams explores in our Cover Story. Instead of the usual dollars-and-cents approach to the subject, he takes a serious look at the spiritual resources available to all of us. Adams says, "The acknowledgment of God as the source of all good is a first step in discovering a permanent solution to one's problems."

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December 7, 1998

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