In New Age economics, it's more about the experience than about just owning stuff.
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", September 09, 2004LISTEN to the jobs debate carefully, and you might get the idea that the problem with the economy is that Americans just are not materialistic enough.
Islamic economic principles may sound like just what the Middle East needs. In practice, things are more complicated.
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", August 12, 2004The 9/11 Commission report pointedly criticizes the idea of a generic threat from terrorism. "The catastrophic threat at this moment in history is more specific," the commission writes. "It is the threat posed by Islamist terrorism."
Why do certain countries prosper?
A new study looks at productivity and comes up with some contrarian conclusions.
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", July 14, 2004
Missing the Dream
Review of On Paradise Drive, by David Brooks
New York Post, July 02, 2004
It stocks your grocery store, schedules your favorite team's games, and helps plan your vacation. A primer on the most influential academic discipline you've never heard of.
The Boston Globe, June 25, 2004
Variety, the spice of life, has measurable value. But it's not easy to determine.
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", June 16, 2004
The (Gay) Marriage Penalty
The Boston Globe, May 22, 2004THE BAD NEWS for newlywed Massachusetts gays and lesbians is that, under the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government won't recognize their marriages.
Does Highway Spending Really Pay Off?
Highway spending is meant to be a public investment in the nation's infrastructure that pays off for everyone. Does it?
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", May 19, 2004
Choice Trumps Price on the Internet
Selection ranks above price among the benefits of shopping online
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", April 21, 2004
Getting the Most Out of the Nation's Teachers
In their hiring of teachers, do the nation's public schools get what they pay for?
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", March 24, 2004