Economics professor Tyler Cowen discusses his new book, blogging, and the application of economics in everyday life.
A weakening dollar may seem like trouble, but exchange rates don’t tell the whole story.
The reforms could be emulated elsewhere, with due care.
Toll lanes can help give quicker commutes to those who value them most.
A popular neo-Soviet youth movement in Russia presages tough times for the bilateral relationship.
A new book offers an informative overview of the most important ways governments help, or hurt, their national economies.
The Millennium Development Goals actually increase rural dependence on knowledge and skills from urban areas—at the expense of community empowerment.
The journey of bluefin tuna from the waters of the Atlantic to the sushi bars of Tokyo in just a few days is a marvel of globalization, writes SASHA ISSENBERG. It’s a tale of taste, technology, and the power of markets.
A new anthology says growing government power actually helped Europe reform its welfare states.
How Japan sees itself, the U.S., and the world.
When children are born motherless, problems await.
A new minor league ballpark, not yet constructed, is already teaching some basic economics—if anyone pays attention.
Meet Norman Borlaug, savior of the world’s starving.
Good information about sexual health could lead to better—or at least safer—sex.
An economist explains, briefly, why inequality matters more than we think it does.
The French Parliament is making big changes, thanks to a philosophical shift at the top.
The U.S. now has 125 opera companies. That’s more than Germany or Italy, and roughly as many Americans attend live opera performances as attend NFL football games. JONATHAN LEAF examines a surprising phenomenon—beyond the Met.