Gridlock is not guaranteed, although big tax cuts and big tax increases seem unlikely.
KraftMaid Cabinetry Inc.'s continuous-improvement program includes plucking key people from their usual jobs for months at a time to learn best practices from around the globe.
Communities worldwide aspire to be the next Silicon Valley or Rte. 128 corridor.
Sometimes experts don't know what's best.
U.S., Europe and Japan will be 2003 laggards.
Exotic solutions include giant balloons, moving icebergs.