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05/05/2016 - 9:00am

    People tend to fear spiders and snakes more than they do electrical sockets or fireworks, even though the latter present a far greater danger. This might help explain why humans have such a hard time seeing the threat of climate change.

    Evolutionary...

05/04/2016 - 5:00pm

    In an election season about "voter anger," one important thing is underappreciated: voter optimism. And in particular, optimism about the economy.

    "Wait, what?" you may be thinking. Isn...

05/03/2016 - 5:00pm

    Americans are being conned into believing that U.S. corporations are hampered by outsize tax rates that undermine their competitiveness. Tax inversions, whereby U.S. multinational companies merge with foreign companies to re-domicile in the partnering company's low...

05/03/2016 - 3:00pm

    Everyone knows that it's illegal for a hotel such as a Marriott or a Hilton to refuse you a room because of your race. But what about someone who temporarily rents out their own apartment on Airbnb? May he refuse to rent to someone of a particular race? If two...

05/03/2016 - 1:00pm

    As in any U.S. national election without an incumbent president, the candidates are painting a not very pretty picture: The country is "going to hell," bluntly asserts the Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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05/03/2016 - 9:00am

    "On the Internet," according to a famous New Yorker cartoon caption, "no one knows you're a dog." No, but some internet users amazingly turn into skunks.

    That's a mild description...

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