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.
Beyond myth and emotion, here’s the truth about our trade deficit. It’s big, but it’s not necessarily bad. In fact, it may be helping us live better, now and in the future. Economists Chad P. Bown and Rachel McCulloch explain.
America’s subsidy-dependent ethanol farmers may not like it, but a recent U.S. pact with Brazil could pave the way to an efficient global market in biofuels—and that could change the game.
The Bush Administration wants to push “energy independence.” Its silence on nuclear power is deafening.
Nonprofessionals, including journalists who love a subject, play an essential role in the spread of ideas, economic and otherwise, writes TOM BETHELL. They are bolder than experts and explain the subject a lot better.
Evangelical Protestantism takes some lessons from commerce.
New and uncontroversial methods for gathering stem cells could jump-start a nascent industry.
It’s time to stop equating “Anglo-Saxon” with “free-market.” We all benefit from economic freedom—continental Europeans included.
Thanks to the global diversity of bioethics rules, would-be mothers have a world of options.
The President’s health care proposal would put patients in charge of buying their health care, and eliminate today’s perverse incentive to overspend.
In the rush to pass their Six for '06 in the first 100 hours, House Democrats allowed speedy governance to trump smart governance.
The President spoke, and Webb responded. So did the Web. Here's a guide to some of the best early reaction.
The new business models that can be enabled by digital technology will make things better for everyone.
Sarbanes-Oxley has helped make Apple and other innovators timid.
While America hankers for the discipline and rigor of Asian schools, they are ditching rote learning in favor of creativity and innovation.