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.
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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
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I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
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Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.