Yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.
Why is unemployment still so high? It may be because of something that happened well before the Great Recession.
In many states, it is perfectly legal to not hire someone who smokes. Should employers also be able to weed out junk-food lovers or motorcyclists — or anyone who wants to have a baby?
Steve Levitt has a novel idea for helping people make tough decisions.
Economists are a notoriously self-interested bunch. But a British outfit called Pro Bono Economics is giving away its services to selected charities.
We rely on polls and surveys to tell us how people will behave in the future. Too bad they’re completely unreliable.
Sure, we love our computers and all the rest of our digital toys. But when it comes to real economic gains, can we ever match old-school innovations like the automobile and electricity?
The data show that poker is indeed a game of skill, not chance, and a Federal judge agrees. So why are players still being treated like criminals?
We know that summertime brings far too many fatal accidents. But you may be surprised if you dig into the numbers.
If we want our kids to thrive in school, maybe we should just pay them.
The N.B.A.’s superstars are suddenly sporting Urkel glasses — but is it more than a fashion statement?
Sure, we all dream of leaving the office forever. But what if it’s bad for your health?
At a time when people worry about every mile their food must travel, why is it okay to import most of our cut flowers from thousands of miles away?
A new study says that yes, it is — but try telling that to the United Nations officials who are preaching sustainability practices.
If any other product failed 94 percent of the time, you’d probably stop using it. So why do we put up with burglar alarms?
Isn’t it time to admit that the U.S. economy doesn’t have a commander in chief?
A football cheat sheet to help you sound like the smartest person at the party.
We all know the answer is yes. But the data — and Rudy Giuliani — say no.
An election cycle brings about more than voting around the world. There are many odd by-products, often inspired by how the incentives line up for those in power.
High-stakes testing has produced some rotten apples. But they can be caught.
The world is a more peaceful place today that at any time in history — by a long, long shot.
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