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A Bout of Moral Ambiguity

Two journalists, in their new book, profile a key figure in the global arms trade.

Sometimes, Cash Incentives Can Hurt

A new program to reward New York City’s poor for looking after themselves is actually likely to make them more dependent.

Question & Answer: The Truth About America's Schools

Is K–12 education really lagging badly, or have we ‘raised our sights’? DIANE RAVITCH answers the tough questions.

Unbought, Unbossed, and Unbelievable—Deep Pockets Aren’t the Problem with Rich Candidates

The substance of their positions—not the source of their money—is the real problem with most self-financed campaigns.

The American Scene

When CEOs Buy Big Homes, Clogged U.S. Ports, and more...

In Global Trade, Labor Standards Have a Long History

The Democrats in Congress can help improve working conditions abroad—but only if, ultimately, the free trade deals go through.

‘Fast Track’ to Nowhere

Congress reneges on a deal.

Biz Ed

What's the best way for businesses to help fix education? Stop backing a system that doesn't work, smash the regulations, and support the entrepreneurs who will shake things up.

No Hesitations

A child of violence and poverty, ROLAND FRYER of Harvard goes where other economists fear to tread.

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Abolish the SAT

The SAT got him into Harvard from a small Iowa town. But now, CHARLES MURRAY wants to abolish the test. It’s unnecessary and, worse, a negative force in American life.

‘The Best Place in the World’

It’s summer camp, a phenomenon invented by a Prussian and now quintessentially American. AMITY SHLAES remembers Camp Martin Johnson and has the scar to prove it.

Fair Trade with 17th-Century Portugal

A new exhibit shows how the then-powerful empire shaped its world.

Absolut Capitalism

The Swedes are selling off the most famous government-owned business in the world—the vodka that created a marketing revolution. And you thought they were socialists.

The Human Factor

Drug abuse causes hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses and untold personal heartache. How to limit the damage? SALLY SATEL suggests we start by ditching the ‘brain disease’ model that’s popular with scientists and focus on treating addicts as people with the power to reshape their own lives. Despite its own prejudices, an HBO series transmits just this message of responsibility and optimism.

Virtual Reality ‘Avatars’ Are Now Real Enough To Be Sued

Denizens of “Second Life” can end up in very real courtrooms.

Blissfully Uneducated

Colleges lost their way in the 1960s, contends VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, a classics professor. Students now get a ‘therapeutic curriculum’ instead of learning hard facts and inductive inquiry. The result: we can’t answer the questions of our time.

The Principled Entrepreneur

With a little help from Hayek, Mises, and Maslow, the CEO of America’s largest private company, Charles Koch, spreads the gospel of ‘market-based management.’

Revenge of the Frosh-Seeking Robots

The smartest college kids are rushing to major in economics. NICK SCHULZ shows how Microsoft is trying to lure them back to computer science.

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