Here's the psychology that explains why many economists prefer to be narrowly right yet broadly wrong (they suffer from professional "rigor distortis").
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In the 1970s, the Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer began to argue that it is ethical to give parents the option to euthanise infants with disabilities.
Twitter clarifies whether it would block any world leaders from its platform.
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In his latest book, Fantasyland, Kurt Andersen covers the first five hundreds years of American magical thinking.
The results are higher levels of anxiety, depression, and even thoughts of suicide.
The U.S. State Department’s “Countries of Concern" include North Korea, Myanmar, and more. But how close is America itself to earning a place on the list?
Student loan debt is exploding in the U.S. That’s at least how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo characterized it while recently unveiling a set of measures to alleviate the burdens of debt in New York.
The winner of the Royal Statistical Society’s first “International Statistic of the Year” award provides a shocking insight into the real threats Americans face.
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The fragility of digital memory could let the entire story of our time turn to sand.