Table of Contents: May/June 2008
Volume Two, Number Three
From the Editor
Editor-in-Chief Nick Schulz introduces the latest issue of THE AMERICAN.
The EU-U.S. innovation gap; crouching Tiger, hidden golf threat; McDonald’s—they’re lovin’ it; Uncle Sam’s green thumb; how ‘progressive’ can you get; Brazil’s energy ‘miracle’; and more.
Scott McGregor of Broadcom discusses competing for talent and reforming the patent system.
Esther Duflo and her MIT colleagues are waging a war on poverty.
BY LAURA VANDERKAM
Taking the country’s temperature: Americans’ attitudes toward the U.S. healthcare system.
COMPILED BY KARLYN BOWMAN
With the financial world in turmoil, here's a handy guide to the bursting of the housing market bubble.
BY ALEX J. POLLOCK
Why international borders remain in flux.
BY VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
Diesel engines enjoy large market share in Europe. Is this the engine of our deliverance?
BY RALPH KINNEY BENNETT
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but success does.
BY ARTHUR C. BROOKS
New efforts to undermine the country’s drug development system are cause for worry.
BY JOHN E. CALFEE
The city-state of Singapore may have a fix for America’s healthcare woes.
BY ROWAN CALLICK
Europe can solve its demographic crisis by unlocking the value of health.
BY NICHOLAS EBERSTADT
How youth sports strengthen the economic, academic, and social prospects of Americans.
BY SCOTT GANZ AND KEVIN HASSETT
The technology industry is consumed by disputes similar to those that roiled American politics years ago. We can avoid the mistakes of the past.
BY JAMES V. DELONG
The Summer Olympics promise to be as much a political event as an athletic spectacle. Will the Beijing Games ultimately help or hurt the cause of freedom in China? Eight China experts respond.
Sovereign wealth funds are increasingly investing in U.S. companies. Should we be scared?
BY DANIEL DREZNER
Why the United States should put out the welcome mat to foreign direct investors.
BY MIHIR DESAI
India has become a major source of fake drugs. A report from the subcontinent.
BY ROGER BATE