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How Markets Make Fools of Us

In their new book “Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception,” George Akerloff and Robert Shiller merge psychology with economics to give “a broader account of how and why markets produce economic harm.”

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In the Darkness of Dick Cheney

By invading Iraq, Bush administration policymakers—and at their head, Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld—had managed to demonstrate to the world not the grand extent of American power but its limits.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Judge Jed Rakoff

In The New York Review of Books last week, Judge Jed Rakoff stepped off the judicial bench and blamed the Justice Department for enabling “too big to jail” banks.

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 READ MORE



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An Author Changes Course

French novelist and public provocateur Michel Houellebecq is out to darken the mood and make us laugh uncomfortably at ourselves once again with his newest novel, “The Map and the Territory.” Or is he?

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Antidepressant Nation Revisited

Dr. Marcia Angell has drawn harsh criticism from members of the psychiatric community for her essay doubting the efficacy of antidepressants, published in The New York Review of Books last month. (more)

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Torture Is a Crime That Must Be Punished

I realize that many Americans, given the scope of the economic crisis and the ambitions of the new administration, would rather look forward than revisit the past. The business of torture, however, is too unspeakable to be left unfinished.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009 READ MORE


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