Phony GenerosityEconomics Nobelist Vernon Smith's alarming discovery about human nature.
Flying Pork BarrelsThe airline bailout enriches stockholders at the expense of taxpayers.
Making Your Tax Rebate PayWanna promote the general welfare? Here's what to do with your tax rebate.
Microwave Oven Liberation Household appliances, not Gloria Steinem, ushered women into the workplace.
Great Expectations?The war's going worse than expected. So what? Almost everything in life goes worse than expected.
One Small Step for Man …… and one giant leap for economists: How we figured out why people walk up staircases but not up escalators.
Shut City Hall!The Supreme Court concludes that most government agencies should be out of business.
Click, Clack, and Car TalkNPR's Tappet brothers are wrong about the societal costs of car phones.
Sell Me a StoryTwo skyscrapers, built at the same time in the same block. One's much taller. Why?
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Campaign-Finance ReformWould it make politics cleaner? I dunno.
Why God Created Junk FoodThe rationality of Big Macs, cashews, and … unlimited sex appetites.
Roads & Kingdoms
Faith and Fear in Istanbul The Alevis, Turkey’s largest religious minority, have been persecuted for centuries. Will the fallout from the war in Syria only make things worse?
Big Bucks or Bogus Betting Baloney? NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says there’s $400 billion per year of illegal sports betting in the U.S. alone. Seriously?
Inside Higher Ed
Colleges and Cosby Universities patronized by Bill Cosby wrestle with whether to distance themselves from the actor.
“They Just Seem to Be in Such a State of Anxiety” Hanna Rosin talks to Laura Kipnis about what the heck is going on with men
What Happened at Slate This Week? See if you can keep pace with the copy desk, Slate’s most comprehensive reading team.
Bad as They Wanna Be Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?