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Is It a Crime to Be Poor?

TULSA, Okla. — IN the 1830s, the civilized world began to close debtors’ prisons, recognizing them as barbaric and also silly: The one way to ensure that citizens cannot repay debts is to lock them up.<p>In the 21st century, the United States has reinstated a broad system of debtors’ prisons, in …

Should I Make My Daughter Clean Her Room?

I RECENTLY received an email from my daughter Zelda’s preschool director titled “The Importance of Messy Play.” Children learn through process, she wrote. The act of creating is more important than the result. She pleaded with parents to allow our kids space for disarray.<p>On one hand, this note was …

New Technologies Will Drive the Future of Health Care, Says Philips Executive

The U.S. ranked sixth out of 13 countries in connected digital health systems in a recent study. In other words, there is a lot of room for change in …