A little-known new project could make it easier to hold congressmen of both parties accountable.
Recent remarks by Hilary Clinton suggest an energy policy that would score political points, but harm the economy.
Milton Friedman lives on, despite his demise: he’s the rightful patron saint of blogging.
A new initiative by Senator Tom Coburn could bring badly needed transparency to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
A Supreme Court decision in May 2005 was supposed to liberate sales from vineyards to wine lovers. It didn’t. But even now, if you live in certain states, you can bypass the middlemen and get some great wine by mail. Amy Cortese explains.
The brand-new Beijing-to-Lhasa railway is an engineering marvel, writes John Makin, who saw it firsthand. It’s opening Tibet to commerce and tourism, and it illustrates the divide between a nation that invests (China) and one that consumes (the United States).
Public-school teachers’ salaries are not directly influenced by market forces, but rather by the whims of the political process. How should politicians decide whether to increase their pay? In an age of statistical manipulation and easy punditry, Adam Smith remains a trustworthy guide.
Whatever you may think of their politics, these ten lawmakers have a strong grasp of the economic fundamentals that guide their work.
A new book traces the late president’s philosophy to a turbulent decade at General Electric.
We’re driving companies offshore with a corporate tax rate higher than every European nation, writes economist Kevin Hassett. And wages are suffering.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, we desperately need the calm continuity that farming brings, writes VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, a farmer himself. But how to revive the right kind of agriculture?
Students could do better—and taxpayers could save money—if we rewarded those who finish high school in three years with community college scholarships.
Bob Greifeld of Nasdaq tells how he and other CEOs rev up mind and body.
Brian Doherty’s new history finds that each libertarian is unhappy in his own way.
Many people love to hate DTCA, but research suggests the ads do more good than harm.
From Philippe Starck to Sarbanes-Oxley, real estate and regulations are transforming New York’s financial landscape.
At age 26, Jesse Shapiro practices accessible economics. ‘I’m Happy to Do That.’
As the anti-Barbie, the American Girl doll is an exceptional artifact that combines the commercial with the good, writes AMITY SHLAES. Mattel makes money, and kids learn history.
Even cheaper than American counterparts, airlines like W!ZZAir are changing the way people fly and forcing the ossified likes of Alitalia and Aer Lingus to get with the cheap program.
Many Arabs abhor the U.S. government—but they admire American science and technology. We should use our labs as common ground.