Americans in gun-loving states have always bought and sold their heat with gusto. In a downturn however, arms small and large are being traded like barrels of light sweet crude […]
All too familiar with the ravages of the late-90s tech bubble, tech companies are not playing the fool this time around. Though they are by no means seeing stellar profits–in […]
The day in 1909 when Congress passed the sixteenth amendment to levy income taxes on states without any obligations to share the financial fruits with them is remembered as a […]
On a day of mind-numbing acronyms that few aside from tax preparers can decipher without IRS instructions, we should note one that could mark the way to tax system salvation. […]
One idea to raise a bit of funding for Washington without delving into the pockets of every American seems awfully appropriate in light of Wall Street’s penchant for risk. Regulatory […]
It makes sense that the world is currently in the midst of a board game boom. While America’s overall toy sales dropped 3% last year, board game sales actually increased […]
Gide, Sherwood Anderson, Ludwig Lewisohn, Faulkner, George Moore, Dostoyevsky, Huysmans, Bourget, Arsybashev, Trumbo, Galsworthy, Meredith. Plus the poems of Dante, Ariosto, Tasso, Tibullus, Heine, Pushkin, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Apollinaire, and the […]
If there’s one asset that doesn’t need any further protections in this life or the next it’s the estate tax, according to the LA Times. An op-ed framed the non-issue […]
Though we haven’t yet seen the complete implosion of the nonprofit sector since Wall Street collapsed last year, the philanthropic sector is bracing for increasingly bigger hits. In addition to […]
“Facebook is going to try to be a monopoly, why would it not?” asks Columbia University law professor and information monopoly expert Tim Wu. “Fortunately, it’s a monopoly of social […]
Peter Thiel and Jonathan Zittrain Discuss the Future of Digital Monopolies Today at 4:45 p.m. on Big Think
Big Think and the Berkman Center present a live stream debate on the future of digital monopolies.
Next week, the fifth Summit of the Americas will be convened in Trinidad and Tabago. The quadrennial event will represent Pres. Obama’s South American debut and, some will say, a […]
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In the largest health care study ever undertaken, researchers from Harvard and Princeton have given high marks to Mexico’s most comprehensive health care program, Seguro Popular, for providing care to […]