Psychologists are finding humans have an innate tilt towards what they call "egalitarian motives" or "inequity aversion" — we're all Robin Hoods at heart.
Students and professors of business are considering a Hippocratic Oath for MBA students in response to the out and out amorality perpetuated recently in the name of business.
Though currently too expensive for mass production, new computing technology is replacing electrons and copper wiring with photons that can carry information at light speed.
A new debate is rising in education about the extent to which science and religion are compatible and how the limits of science, if there are any, should be taught in the classroom.
Psychologist Stephen Diamond writes that the recent string of violence across China could be related to personal stress brought on by the financial pressures of a more competitive economy.
Richard Posner and Gary Becker account for the sluggish economic recovery with reference to the housing market, mounting public debt, fear of regulation and the E.U. debt crisis.
Financial firms on Wall Street habitually recruit professional poker players to their ranks because of players' calculating abilities and tolerance for risk.
Facing rising tuition rates, a growing number of economists and educators think more vocational training could help American students to find gainful employment.
Steve Chapman defends the right of suspected terrorists on the no-fly list to buy guns on Second Amendment grounds and because the list is notoriously fallible.
Inadequacy, rather than being shameful, can be a healthy emotion in romantic relationships when it motivates partners to care more for each other.
"To support growth in the next decade, we need to nourish our walkable urban spaces and neighborhoods" with accessible public transport and quality infrastructure, writes the Atlantic.
"It seems sensible to make every effort to enlist the body’s own ability to heal itself—which is what, at bottom, placebos seem to do," writes the Boston Globe.
The Economist, while recognizing Obama's tech savvy, is critical of his pessimistic view that new communication technologies distract the public rather than empower it.
The National Review writes that the U.S. is better poised to overcome the global recession than Europe because America encourages more risk taking and ingenuity.
In the wake of the financial crisis, many new metrics are being proposed that will measure living standards in a new and different way from the conventional Gross Domestic Product calculation.