What are we to make of the revelations published over the weekend, in the Observer and the Times, that Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics and messaging company financed, in part, by the conservative
Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor. In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team.
Is social media responsible for our democracy’s current crisis? An increasing amount of political information (and misinformation) gets disseminated online, and many Americans do not trust the media, not
Western men’s sperm counts are falling, and we ought to be concerned. A major study published this July in the highly regarded fertility journal Human Reproduction Update showed that across Europe, North
MEXICO CITY — Everyone here wants to know what’s going to happen to Nafta — the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has closely linked the economies of Mexico, Canada and the United States for than
Why do we need it, and are we getting enough? When I trained to be a doctor, some four decades ago, everyone neglected sleep. “On call” duty for hospital interns began at 6 A.M. and lasted twenty-four
Richard H. Thaler learned early on Monday that he had won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for “contributions to behavioral economics”—a field that he helped create. Mr. Thaler, a professor
There was always something to talk about. The avant-garde music that verged on conceptual art but was delivered at a relaxed and buoyant foxtrot. The memorable melodies that sat atop a virtuosic harmonic
Richard Thaler has just won an extremely well deserved Nobel Prize in economics. Thaler took an obvious point, that people don’t always behave rationally, and showed the ways we are systematically irrational.
The streaming industry is reinventing itself yet again, and now Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are part of the old guard. Once again, television is going through another rapid revolution. Five years ago, nobody
Mark Zuckerberg wants the platform to be seen as having a huge effect on voting—but no impact on votes. Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg each told partial truths yesterday. First, Trump tweeted that “Facebook
This is Michelle Goldberg’s debut column. Since Donald Trump’s cataclysmic election, the unthinkable has become ordinary. We’ve grown used to naked profiteering off the presidency, an administration that
Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, has become yet another part of American life reserved for those who are most privileged.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A woman weeps while sitting in a corporate board room, surrounded by a couple of frowning businessmen and floor-to-ceiling glass windows showcasing the São Paulo skyline. She’s sorry,
A most unusual invitation to repaint the reality we take for granted through the art of moral imagination. “The least contaminated memory,” wrote Sarah Manguso in her magnificent meditation on memory the
How to unlearn everything our transactionalist culture has taught us about “the market” and relearn our natural open-handed generosity. In the fall of 2014, I sat down with friend, collaborator, and kindred