There are plenty of ideas and suggestions about how to reform the imperiled global economy, and some people are already busy educating themselves about them. For example, The Washington Post (1/11/99) informs us that Al Gore has been taking a crash course from Wall Street scions: When the Russian debt default threatened to destabilize world financial markets the vice president wanted to understand the ramifications, so he invited a Wall Street `Who's Who' to the White House. Steven Rattner, chief executive of Lazard Freres & Co., John Tisch of Loews Corp, and money manager Orin Kramer helped organize this and similar meetings for Gore attended by a strong list of powerful financial executives: global investor George Soros; Lionel Pincus of E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co.; Bankers Trust Corp. Chief executive Frank Newman; Lehman Brothers Inc. chief executive Ricard Fuld; American International Group Inc. chief executive Hank Greenberg; Stan Schuman of Allen & Co.; and David Shaw, a former Columbia University computer science professor who runs a major investment pool in New York. The idea was to gather intelligence about how to stabilize world financial markets. `He asked us for our ideas,' Shaw recalled. Jon Corzine, the co-chief executive of Goldman Sachs who is one of the biggest Democratic soft money donors ($380,000 in 1997-98), could not make the breakfast. But he went to Washington in the fall to meet Gore one-on-one for a half-hour chat over coffee. `The vice president has tried to understand how the global economy works from the eyes of someone sitting in Wall Street,' Corzine said. `He wanted to understand the relative impact of the solutions, or lack of solutions, with respect to IMF funding, the Brazilian rescue and the Japanese stimulus package, and how they all fit together.' I am not privy to what his Wall Street mentors told him about the pros and cons of different reform proposals. But since the stakes are so great, I do not want to run the risk that our current vice and perhaps future president has not had the benefit of a full, unbiased tutorial. Consequently, I am paying for a year's subscription to Z Magazine for Al Gore, retroactive to the December 1997 issue, so that he will not only have available to him the evaluation of the gamut of reform proposals that follows in this article, but all the background information about the crisis in globalization contained in the first three parts of the series as well.