Often cited as a retroactive justification for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the issue of women's rights is still what separates the West from the Middle East, writes Max Dunbar.
The Chinese economic model is not sustainable in the long run and the global community must do all it can to help China rise again. Kevin Gallagher at The Guardian says China is too big to fail.
Despite WikiLeak's massive publication of Afghanistan war logs, there remain undisclosed elements to the war. For example, who we are fighting, says The New Yorker.
"You don’t have to be a conservative to think it a bad idea to promote unionism in an economy struggling to climb out of a deep economic hole," says Judge Richard Posner. "You can be a Keynesian."
Michael Shermer refutes Deepak Chopra's modernized conception of God which he bases on ideas originating from quantum mechanics. Chopra demonstrates medieval reasoning, says Shermer.
The more oppressive the government, the more its citizens will defend it; people support corrupted politicians more fiercely; people with strong family ties are less trusting.
"In popular debates about God’s existence, the winners are neither theists nor atheists, but agnostics, who rightly point out that neither side in the debate has made its case."
The recession has not deterred a new generation of corporate CEOs who increasingly see adopting sustainable technology as necessary to future profits. This according to a new report.
"It seems dogs naturally match human gestures in a phenomenon known as automatic imitation." Researchers help explain why dogs owners seem to resemble their pets.
The value of stocks has little to do with whether the U.S. economy or any economy is ailing, says Zachary Karabell at The Atlantic. Yet nearly everyone believes they are closely connected.
"Why are we always making less than rational decisions? A new book by Dan Ariely explores how people embrace the irrational." The Daily Beast reviews professor Ariely's latest work.
"Could the decades-long global impasse over abortion worldwide be overcome—by little white pills costing less than $1 each?" Nicholas Kristof reports on a gynecological revolution.
"A study released earlier this year, examining the impact of Title IX, offers hard evidence that playing sports leads to greater educational and employment opportunities."
"These days the top stories reflect the death of guilt. It’s gone. It has no place in polite society." From Levi Johnston and Goldman Sachs to Roman Polanski, is guilt dead?
"When it comes to Islamic Finance, the Islamic legal scholar Frank Vogel says Americans have nothing to worry about." He discusses the rise of Islamic banking with The American Prospect.