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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From Liberalism and Its Discontents, which will be published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Modern democracies are facing a deep cognitive crisis. For many years now, societies have…
From London-rose, which was published last month by Semiotext(e). I’m embarrassed by the bitterness I am feeling. It’s as if I had been sipping poison for the past ten years…
A market-based solution to the student-debt crisis may have financial repercussions that are just as burdensome Read More
Wall Street’s answer to the student-debt crisis
And its eternal war on reform
Why we miss the WASPs
From Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America, published this month by Simon and Schuster. Every quarter, the business leaders from Koch Industries’ various divisions…
The celebrity scandal of the year has been the discovery of just what lengths some actors will go to in order to get their children parts in our leading universities.…
Who generates value in the modern economy, and who should benefit?
An idea that won’t go away
When I was eighteen, I spent several months working as a bus girl at a diner. It was a cheerful-looking place, facing San Francisco Bay. The kitchen was L-shaped: the…