Better sheep-breeding techniques and advances in loom technology have made the cloth that goes into men’s suits finer and softer. But, Nicholas Antongiavanni asks, are the suits really better?
Thanks to cheaper solar cells, the technology may finally be economically viable, says a new book.
Absolutely not, says Peter Wallison. But maybe union pension plans should be.
Grand goals will only help world health if they can be measured—and achieved.
A new book chronicle’s the liberal locals’ struggle to stop an unsightly wind farm.
Our air is cleaner than it’s been in a century, writes Joel Schwartz. So why do Americans worry it’s so dirty and dangerous?
Sadly, no. In fact, the politically unfree countries are enjoying more economic growth than the politically free ones. Kevin Hassett tells why.
The costs, economic and otherwise, of staying in Iraq are terrible. The costs of leaving are much, much worse.
A tiered model, based on ability to pay, is optimal—but will only work if the industry stands up for itself.
An Australian dedicated to American values, Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, has been shifting plants overseas as U.S. natural gas prices make domestic manufacturing uncompetitive.
Sarkozy’s victory in Sunday’s presidential election leaves him with a heavy burden.
From policy to personality, Christopher Buckley’s latest satire is full of timely warnings.
Much of the widening gap in incomes reflects the rising payoff for a college education and other skills. Rising payoffs are a development that the authors, economists who have won the Nobel Prize and the Clark Prize, call ‘beneficial and desirable.’
Everyone, from free-market conservatives to socialists, loves Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank, which has been lending tiny sums to millions of women in Bangladesh. Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, but Tom Bethell wondered if the story was too good to be true.
Greener than wind or solar, geothermal energy gets little attention—even though, as Nick Schulz writes, it could provide 2,000 times our current power needs.
The politicians who waste your money have a remorse deficit.
A new study sees only one side of the cost/benefit picture.
The Virginia Tech massacre shows how much ground advocates have lost.
A new biography offers the best description yet of the great economist and his times.
The national pastime helps explain the “dismal science.”