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The Latest: Governors ask House to continue Medicaid help

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):<p>6:10 p.m.<p>The nation's governors are asking top House Republicans to retain "a …

Trump says the free market is ‘dumb’ — but Argentina offers a cautionary tale

"What about the free market," Wallace asked.<p>"It's the dumb market," he responded.<p>This, of course, implies that the market is dumb but he — the state — is smart. Trump is happy to have the state intervene in the most minute of economic affairs, saving a few hundred jobs from leaving Indiana, or …

You're in denial. The UK economy is heading off a cliff.

Not bad. Not bad at all.<p>Naturally, the government and its Greek chorus of pro-Brexit talking heads hailed this as yet more evidence that leaving the EU will not damage Britain.<p>They remind me of that perennial scene in the Road Runner cartoons, where Wile E. Coyote races over the edge of a cliff. …

Libertarianism's Time Has Come and Gone

Government actions can lead to more individual freedom, not less.<p>Stanford historian Ian Morris is fond of saying that "each age gets the thought it needs." According to this maxim, ideas like the Enlightenment, communism or even Christianity are a product of the economic and political circumstances …

Political Science

Why Is Socialism So Damned Attractive?

<i>What is the attraction of socialism?</i> The Cato Institute held a policy forum Wednesday to consider that question, featuring talks from the moral …

What the instant success of Pokémon Go means for the future of business

Pokémon Go has taken an incomparable leap in the development of augmented reality (AR), capturing the hearts of nostalgic 20-somethings as they wander around Australia determined to "catch them all".<p>But there's a huge warning bell the success of Pokémon Go should be signalling to businesses across …

Negative interest rates are 'one of the greatest scams in the history of mankind'

If 2.11% sounds like a miserably low return for tying up your money for three decades of hell and high water, it's practically bond nirvana for whatever else is out there.<p>The German government, paragon of fiscal rectitude at the moment, one of the few AAA-rated governments left on earth, is able to</i> …

Science says works of fiction follow one of six plot types

Researchers from the University of Vermont data-mined over 1,700 works of fiction and found that they all followed one of six emotional arcs.<p>You'll never be able to read every story out there, but there's a good chance you've already read every story type.<p>Researchers at the Computational Story Lab …