National

05/30/2016 - 12:00am

    Does immigration cost native workers their jobs or drive down their wages? This is one of the most contentious issues in economic policy right now. Fortunately, a lot of academic economists are doing some very smart, careful and thorough empirical work to figure out the effects of immigration on local labor markets....

05/28/2016 - 5:00pm

    Hard experience teaches that biotech companies, chemical corporations, and other agribusiness giants have no sense of respect for Mother Nature. Now, Rick Friday has learned they have no sense of humor either.

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05/28/2016 - 4:00pm

    If you’re poor, many Americans think, it’s your own fault. It’s a sign of your own moral failing.

    I don’t personally believe that, but the idea has roots in our culture going back...

05/28/2016 - 3:00pm

    Summer is upon us, and we are facing important travel decisions. Such as who to blame when we get stuck in interminable airport lines.

    So many options. There’s the government, but how many times can...

05/28/2016 - 11:00am

    Historians of the future will want to know why almost no one went to jail in connection with the collapse of mortgage-backed securities that triggered the 2007-8 financial crisis. Monday's appeals court decision reversing a $1.2 billion fraud judgment against Bank...

05/27/2016 - 9:00pm

    For its proponents, transhumanism - the idea of using technology to redesign humans beyond our biology - is just common sense. Who doesn't want to live a healthier, happier and wealthier life? And wouldn't it be great to live such an "enhanced" life...

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