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Once apprenticed to a bookie, Justin Wolfers of Wharton now draws economic insight from the behavior of gamblers.
Center-right leader Angela Merkel is missing an opportunity. She should take a cue from her left-of-center predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, particularly on labor market reforms.
It may be everywhere, but it’s scarce as well. How to use water most efficiently? Roger Bate finds the solution in a nation undergoing the worst drought in 1,000 years: Australia.
It’s not just a western obsession: Beijing really is ramping up diplomatic engagement all over the world.
Mauro De Lorenzo explains how China erodes international agencies’ influence in the developing world.
Rush Holt’s bill, which was recently approved by a House committee, would be a big improvement.
Free trade among the fifty states may account for much of the U.S. productivity advantage over Canada.
The temptation to deny scientific truths is timeless—and dangerous.
Cheap and abundant, coal is the energy that powers China’s economy, writes Rowan Callick. But it also may be the world’s worst environmental problem.
A $40 billion dollar industry, by any other name, might not smell as sweet.
Cap-and-trade markets have greater political momentum, but most economists favor a carbon tax. Here’s our guide to the debate.
A new U.S.-European pact will mean more competition, less red tape, and—probably—lower fares.
A new book details the influential economists at the University of Chicago.
‘Energy independence’ may be a hollow slogan, but ‘energy security’ is something we can achieve. Separating fact from fantasy, Steven Hayward shows how.
His new bill to let shareholders complain about golden parachutes is a political move that will only confuse the issue.
A dead ideal haunts the halls of Congress.
What have Congress and the White House really agreed to on trade? It’s hard to say, judging from their widely differing views of last week’s deal.
Tougher rules and longer sentences mean that prison for white-collar inmates is no longer Club Fed. Prisoner No. 20532-050 tells his eyewitness story to Luke Mullins.