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.
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.
A new exhibit shows how the then-powerful empire shaped its world.
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.
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.
Denizens of “Second Life” can end up in very real courtrooms.
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.
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.’
The smartest college kids are rushing to major in economics. NICK SCHULZ shows how Microsoft is trying to lure them back to computer science.
A new book on the evils of digital media is bold, provocative, and economically benighted.
The minimum wage increase will hurt our most vulnerable workers.
Professional hockey is in the doldrums, and the most logical remedy may be a long time coming...
When government involves itself in the world of talk radio, the country loses.
It's time to let Africa imagine its own future.
As people get older, they are happier and happier about their finances.
Biotechnology could conserve California’s water, if only the state’s green politicians would let it.
Fertility data suggest that the international migration picture is about to change.