Happy Easter to all of our readers who are celebrating today. Here are a few of our most popular essays, short and long, you might have missed this past week.
The concept of investing directly in students’ education in return for a percentage of their future earnings has been kicking around for a while now. One Chicago startup is putting it to the test.
The very structural characteristics that launched the economic successes of Brazil, Russia, India, and China are now holding them back.
Americans get charged a lot more than other countries for the same kind of treatment. But there are some obvious solutions already available to us.
Brandeis University had good reason to select Ayaan Hirsi Ali to receive an honorary degree. But did they also have good reason to walk back that decision?
Their names evoke strong emotions among supporters and rivals alike—anxiety, admiration, fear. Meet the three most formidable ladies in Indian politics.
The shale boom has put a huge amount of crude on our nation’s railroads, and led to a rising number of dangerous derailments, spills, and in some cases, explosions. We should pursue the cheaper and safer option: building out our nation’s pipeline networks.
Dozens of community colleges throughout the country now offer the full four-year degree. This could be the long-awaited birth of a convenient and affordable B.A., or it could be a case of credentialism gone wild.
Saying the situation “does not offer cause for optimism,” China’s government finally admitted the extent of the country’s polluted farmland. It’s very bad.
Marxism is back, and Thomas Piketty’s new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century might be its new Bible. But both Piketty and the Marxist movement miss the real danger of inequality
A new genetically modified plant could boost human health and relieve the strain on the oceans’ natural resources. That is, if the greens don’t kill it first.
As two courts mull cases that could throw the Prime Minister out of office, Bangkok is again on the edge. The prospect of history repeating itself is dangerously likely.
Two lawsuits in California and North Carolina suggest that teacher tenure reform could be the next big education policy fight.
ACA cheerleaders are using a new enrollment figure to go on the offensive against the law’s opponents. However, all they’ve done is move the goalposts so that Obamacare can score more easily.
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome surfaces in South Asia. One man has died so far, another case been reported, and fears of a SARS-style panic may not be far behind.
Japan will install a military outpost on a small island close to Taiwan in order to keep watch over China’s maritime maneuvers in the East China Sea.
The President’s traveling to Asia to convince America’s allies in the region that he’s still committed to them. After a series of foreign policy distractions like Ukraine and a few flubs on trade, that will be a hard sell.
A randy, left-of-center President pivots to the center after suffering a humiliating defeat in a midterm election. Bill Clinton in 1994…French President François Hollande in 2014, with his pick of the hard Left’s bête noire, Manuel Valls, as Prime Minister.
We finally have hard data showing young adults staying with city life well into their thirties. Extended adolescence keeps getting longer.