An American-Made iPhone? Not Happening.
Months after Donald Trump called for Apple to move its manufacturing operations stateside, the tech giant is reportedly looking into it. But Adam Minter says that when it comes to producing iPhones, the U.S. workforce can’t compete with China’s — and Americans shouldn’t want it to.
How a Trump Infrastructure Bank Could Soak Taxpayers
Imagine: Taxpayers take the risks; hedge funds reap the returns. Paula Dwyer warns that Donald Trump’s plan to fix America's crumbling infrastructure is an open invitation to waste, fraud and abuse.
Investors Pick the Wrong People to Manage Their Money
The public loves a long record of beating the market, but that doesn’t produce the best returns. Noah Smith explains why investors aren’t choosing funds in a rational way.
A ‘Post-Truth’ Conspiracy for Our Fevered Age
Sex trafficking. Pizza. Social media. In a crazy way, it all fits together. Margaret Carlson shares the sad tale of an ordinary family restaurant that became the unlikely target of political conspiracy theorists.
Bogus ‘Reporting’ May Not Be Protected Speech
Is lying on Facebook any better than shouting “fire” in a crowded theater? Noah Feldman argues fake news poses a real challenge to First Amendment jurisprudence.
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