Did Watching Baywatch Make Italians More Susceptible to Berlusconi’s Politics?
How light entertainment affects voter behavior, in Italy and at home.
The Prophet of ProfitBetsy DeVos is right that some government services should be approached more like businesses. She’s wrong to think education is one of them.
Men Still Aren’t Comfortable With Ambitious WomenTwo new studies—one in the U.S., one in Sweden—suggest women pay a steep price for pursuing careers.
Just How Badly Can the Trump Administration Corrupt the United States?Badly, and in unprecedented ways.
Airbnb Isn’t Doing EnoughThe company announced plans to combat discrimination on its platform. It’s still falling short.
Can Fox News Get Trump Elected?The network exerts more power over the electorate than you might think.
Why Income Inequality Isn’t Going AnywhereRich elites—even rich liberal elites—don’t believe in redistributing wealth.
The Secret to Living a Longer, Happier LifeNot trusting observational studies that make claims they can’t possibly prove.
Does Expanding Health Care Coverage Reduce ER Visits?On the contrary: A new study suggests it increases visits to the emergency room—significantly.
Maybe Bowling Alone Isn’t So BadHow the prevalence of civic associations in Weimar Germany may have sped the rise of the Nazis.
Bad News for ObamacareA new study suggests universal health care makes people happier but not healthier.
Management Consultants Can Save the WorldInventory controls, workplace efficiency, and more paperwork help countries and businesses more than you can imagine.
Donald Trump’s Dangerous Approach to TaxesA chief executive who says he’s smart to avoid paying his share could inspire a nation to evade the IRS.
We Need More Iconoclasts!Science undervalues novelty. How can we encourage researchers to take greater risks?
The Invisible Helping HandHow a network of food banks learned to feed more people by embracing the free market.
Sweden’s School Choice DisasterAdvocates for school choice might be shocked to see how badly the country’s experiment with vouchers failed.
Friends in High PlacesHow valuable is it for bankers to have social connections to the Treasury secretary?
Brown v. Board Reduced CrimeAnd now resegregation is leading to a spike in violent crime among young black men.
Good News for the UnemployedIn a recession, not having a job doesn’t make it harder to find a new one.