The country's six largest banks have hired more than 240 former government officials to lobby Congress as it debates regulating the financial industry. That's according to a new report (pdf) by several progressive and labor groups. According to the report, those six banks—Goldman Sachs, Bank of ...
Flash question: does the Internet help dictators or undermine them? Now how about a slightly different question: does technology empower Big Brother or destroy it? Ad finally, what’s the difference between a dictator and Big Brother?
As the wake of destruction trailing the Gulf oil spill continues to look increasingly dark, I can’t help but think back to the speech that Interior Secretary Salazar made when he announced his approval of Cape Wind – America’s first offshore wind farm – in late April. Up there on the podium, he ...
So we all know that institutions are conservative by their nature as are the old people who typically occupy their venerable posts. The American Presidency is no exception and Obama, though he runs a comparatively tech savvy White House, alas, does not Twitter. The Economist has come out against ...
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.
While raising a child should be done with love and care, we need not think a few bad "formative years" dooms someone to a dysfunctional or psychologically tormented life.
"Regulations that raise the price of a new car shut some buyers out of the market. So tougher federal rules may have the perverse effect of leading to more traffic fatalities," writes Steve Chapman. "
Using virtual reality, scientists in Europe put men in females' bodies to measure how our own physical appearance affects our thoughts and behavior.
Robert Fisk writes that the Canadian government is complying with unfair American actions to ban journalists from reporting on the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
When we think things out, it is usually on paper. Writers scribble random thoughts on scraps near at hand and mine those jotted flashes of insight later for fuller, more realized essays. Artists, however, use paper both for unfinished and finished works—preliminary drawings or paintings pointing ...