US education and economy are on the skids, says British historian
Niall Ferguson's controversial analysis of America's institutions is required for anyone who cares about the future of the West.
Gay marriage an economic boost?
An American think-tank claims that same-sex marriage is a windfall for local economies. This is based on badly flawed assumptions, says an economist.
Were the theories of the 20th Century's most famous economist blemished by the fact that he was a homosexual? An expert on Keynes says No.
Without healthy families you can kiss the Great American Economy goodbye
Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, and they produce the best results when they cooperate.
Sadly, the International Day of Happiness is over
The United Nations is considering an international happiness index to replace Gross Domestic Product as a measure of successful nations. Good luck!
Brain explosion: big neuroscience teams up with Obama
The US President is backing a brain activity map project that would cost billions and may be fatally flawed.
Match-making economists earn Nobel for economic engineering
This year's award goes to two academics whose work has very practical applications.
Financial markets, politics and the new reality
After the global financial crisis, it is clear that our economic system is not a machine but a political compact.
Channeling Ayn Rand
Sure, we need to be more thrifty. But seeking inspiration in the writings of the apostle of selfishness is not the first step.
27 amazing things baby boomers have done for humanity
For far too long, people have been dissing the children of the "greatest generation". We need to hear more about their achievements.
An unmet need for sound thinking
Melinda Gates, one of the world's richest women, and the British government, organised a family planning summit in London this week. They should have done their homework first.
23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism
A Korean economist critiques the conventional wisdom about the secrets of economic growth.
Is it worth it? the economics of same-sex marriage
The institution of marriage must be fundamentally redefined to accommodate same sex couples, says a Canadian economist.
What is #OccupyWallStreet hoping for?
| 14 November 2011 |
The protest movement is a sad parody of the notion of progress through materialism.
Back to basics: a Vince Lombardi moment for the economy
| 26 October 2011 |
An essay on the four principles of all successful American economic policy - and the philosophical A-team behind them.
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