How the economy killed the rom-com

The reasons for the current dearth of frothy, funny, sigh-inducing entertainment are what an economist might call over-determined.

By Ann Hornaday June 21, 2013

Abraham Lincoln and the costs of inequality

Americans believed we were better off if men like Lincoln -- men born to illiterate parents in log cabins -- had the ability to lead the nation. And we were right. But if class is less binding today than it was in Lincoln's time, circumstance is more binding than it was in even our parents' time.

By Ezra Klein November 26, 2012