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Helmut Schoeck's Envy
Helmut Schoeck published Envy in 1966. It remains one of the few systematic treatises on the subject and highlights a profound aspect of ...
The Chinese Population Crisis
How Communist cruelty and Western folly built an underpopulation bomb.
Hollywood’s Cozy Relationship With China Could Face An Ugly Reckoning
From the Golden Globes to 'Mulan,' the foreshocks of a fight over Hollywood's cozy relationship with China are trembling beneath our feet.
A Booming City Searches for the Brakes on Growth
Proposition E would put a moratorium on new commercial real estate in San Francisco if affordable housing goals aren’t met.
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That recent abortion study is . . . maybe not the final word
"Deaths of despair" are rising only for white women in the South
Meet the Trump Donor Who Allegedly Stalked America’s Ambassador in Ukraine
The Daily Beast
He was a longshot candidate with a penchant for the obscene. Now he’s at the center of the impeachment drama.
Spotify launches playlists for dogs left home alone
Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Joe Biden's Debate Answer About His Support for the Iraq War Leaves Out Some Important Details
Former Vice President Joe Biden says his vote for the Iraq war was a mistake. That's good, but it's not
In The Battle To Control Drug Costs, Old Patent Laws Get New Life
Kaiser Health News
Health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are exploring how two legal provisions — which have been on the books for decades — could bring down the price tags of certain prescription medications…
A Single-Payer Plan From Bernie Sanders Would Probably Still Be Expensive
To match the costs in other countries would require paying doctors and nurses far less and using fewer new and high-tech treatments.
America’s Favorite Poison
Whatever happened to the anti-alcohol movement?
American Lung Association’s “Quit, Don’t Switch” Campaign a Big Mistake
It demonstrates that tobacco control has not evolved beyond the abstinence-only tactics that other areas of public health discarded long ago.
Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent
Apple’s leader limited his children’s screen time, and a surprising number of other technology executives do too.
What the US can learn from other countries’ health systems.
What If a Citizenship Question Doesn't Meaningfully Reduce Census Response Rates After All?
Jonathan H. Adler
The Trump Administration's decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census provoked substantial outrage. Many feared that inclusion
Josh Brown on Instagram: “Yes, these are the real people from the meme. There was a study done a few years back where they showed a group of people simulated…”
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
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