Theory & political commentary
People who prevail in competitions have an unfortunate tendency to swindle others to keep up their winning streaks. Even a small win against an unfamiliar foe in a game with very low stakes seems to light a fire...
New research shows that the most effective leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Jeff Bezos, are always questioning their own convictions.
Free riders choose to reap the rewards of a public good without paying their portion of the cost necessary to produce it.
If you’re a white, middle-class woman who scans the headlines all day, you’re more likely than not to be among the angriest of Americans.
No doubt you've heard one of these arguments given as a reason against gun control. Problem is, it's very dubious logic.
Despite all those weeks sunning themselves and enjoying breaks from work, the French are among the most productive workers in the world. Americans could be, too.
Scalia was sitting right next to Clarence Thomas, the sole African-American justice, when he made these startling comments.
You know you’ve gone off the deep end when the human incarnation of Darth Vader says your proposal “goes against everything we stand for and believe in.”
As it turns out, assessing long-term risk/reward ratio isn't our strong suit.