Welcome to the ‘Life Is Too Short’ Economy

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ This is a strange moment in the economy. Wages are up, but so is inflation. Jobs are growing, but maybe not fast enough. Quit rates are at a 21st-century high. It isn’t clear what’s a trend,

What Walmart Doesn’t Get About Juneteenth

Hilton Als wrote, “People are quick to make monuments of anything they live long enough to control.” I can’t help but think this is the impetus behind the rush to canonize Juneteenth as a national holiday. I worry the lessons of Juneteenth

Iran Activists Urge Election Boycott. Raisi Likely Winner.

The tightly controlled process has led many Iranians to question the entire exercise. And institutions such as the Guardian Council, which is controlled by Ayatollah Khamenei, has stymied any democratic change and crippled the efforts of presidents who have tried to introduce

The American Renaissance Has Begun

In 1982, the economist Mancur Olson set out to explain a paradox. West Germany and Japan endured widespread devastation during World War II, yet in the years after the war both countries experienced miraculous economic growth. Britain, on the other hand, emerged

Should the Olympics Be Canceled?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When the prime minister of Japan and the president of the International Olympic Committee decided last March to postpone the 2020 Olympic

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