Named after French mathematician Paul Lévy, his model has been used to describe financial markets, earthquakes, and a child’s game of hide-and-seek. Next up: criminal ways?
We celebrate creative people but the thing we celebrate is the after-effect, benefits we can see. To benefit from more good ideas, we’d have to accept unfamiliar ones.
If only providing people with education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason would help them make good decisions, but our brains want something else.
Growth, like it or not, is often greater while a Democrat is in the White House. Do number crunchers know why? Do they know what actually measures good for everyone?
When the hometown high school football team wins big, so do homeowners, US media claim, pandering to the land speculator in all of us. And it’s not homes but sites that appreciate.
Once the world was Americanized. Now Africa is Chinized. Where few natives farmed, now Chinese agri-business harvests rice for hungry compatriots back home.
Drug addicts have shaped the police force but if were to find a cure besides just punish the offender then perhaps drug addiction should actually shape our public policy about efficient land use.
Hyperloop — a high-speed rail line — could disrupt airline and rail travel as we know it. So the potential is there, but what about the funding? Where could that come from?
Yale prof Robert Shiller may have couched his remarks in fluff but what sort of words did his colleagues respond with?
If you like to eat, and your food likes to grow in healthy soil, how much more can your food growers degrade before reaching the point of no return?
Many people lost their life savings when the house-land bubble burst. At least one town, with a Green Party mayor, stands up to Wall Street.
While other scientists have them, economists, who if laid end to end could not come to a conclusion, even disagree on what the canon of economics should be.
Great Britain’s editorial pages cover deep reform so often — at least once every 10 days — that this autumn it got hard to keep up.
China has a bigger middle class than America has people, more people studying English than Americans speaking English. Such a huge economy must help some people.
The problem of people going hungry is not so much lack of food but of too much food going to waste. Who can afford to waste food? Not those working the land.