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Economics often presumes that people act rationally. Ulrike Malmendier knows better.
Andrew Mellon gave America its finest art museum, the National Gallery.
Decadent Naples has become the center of haute men’s fashion.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON says that the spread of economic wealth and instant media coverage are working to the advantage of America’s enemies.
Political shifts occur in Washington when monetary policy is tight—that is, interest rates are much higher than growth rates. DAVID MALPASS paints such a scenario for the 2008 presidential election. It would damage the economy and the chances of the Republican candidate.
Eleven Americans die each day because they can’t get a kidney transplant, writes Dr. SALLY SATEL, who was one of the lucky ones who did get one. The best way to provide more kidneys is to give donors compensation. Here’s how a market in organs can meet moral objections.
Who has it right, and who has it wrong? KEVIN HASSETT on the economics of managing an NFL football team.
To help elucidate the mysteries of climate change, Kenneth Green answers fourteen questions and separates hard fact from speculation.
When THE AMERICAN set out to choose the ten best business movies of all time, we looked for three qualities: (1) a great movie, (2) a relatively realistic picture of business, and (3) an attitude not openly hostile to capitalism as we know and love it.
Afraid of or dismayed at the new chairman of the Ways and Means Committee? Rangel has hugged Fidel and compared George Bush with notorious racist Bull Connor, but he may have hidden virtues when it comes to free trade.
Intel chairman Craig Barrett says America’s global economic dominance is threatened from within.
Microsoft's new music player shows that we need to reform the DMCA.
Sarbanes-Oxley has been burdening executives with cost and anxiety for years. But reform may finally be on the horizon.
A new look at the motivational speaking industry shares the faults of its subject
A new study suggests that Wall Street still has different standards for men and women.
Why did the influential CNN business anchor undergo an abrupt metamorphosis from corporate sycophant to fire-breathing populist? LUKE MULLINS found the surprising answer in Rupert, the hardscrabble Idaho town where Dobbs grew up.
A decade after the genocide, Rwanda, with help from two Chicago financiers, has been spreading the idea that it’s a good place to do business, not just a place for do-gooders to come help. Now, it’s the most improved country in Africa.
When you use the iPod’s shuffle feature, the machine seems to know what is taking place around it. Is randomness part of Apple’s grand scheme? Can cell phones do it better?
The recent decision to allow silicone breast implants was a sadly unusual victory of evidence over fear for the agency.
Billed as a moderate, the new Virginia senator sounds more like an old-school leftist.
Milton Friedman, 1912-2006
What do "Left" and "Right" still mean in British politics?
Of all large European nations, France is the country where political leaders are most vocally opposed to capitalism and globalization--at least in theory.
The Chinese are looking at Africa as a business opportunity, not a charity case. America should pay attention.
The late director had an unusual gift, maintaining artistic independence inside the studio system.
Neckties are worthwhile precisely because they are superfluous.
Fox backs away, and not a moment too soon
Give taxpayers a voice in government. If the federal government were as good at saving taxpayer money as it is at spending it, we'd all be better off.
Watch out for "Ecological" Economics.
A "fair trade" critic of Wal-Mart ought to focus on keeping markets free—in part by fighting the rents that Wal-Mart extracts from local governments.
They said they'd keep the federal government strictly limited—and they failed. No, I don't mean the Republicans in Congress. I’m talking about a far more esteemed group of intellectuals: the Federalists, who urged the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.