Donald Trump succumbs to the age-old temptation to see capitalism not as an economic system but a morality play.
Before periodicals became a wellspring of consumerism, they were a site of a profound disagreement over the welfare of children’s souls.
Barack Obama and Ta-Nehisi Coates have made race and empathy central to their writing, but their conclusions point in radically different directions.
According to Franklin, what mattered in business was humility, restraint, and discipline. But today’s Type-A MBAs would find him qualified for little more than a career in middle management.
For eight days last summer, a new generation of Randians was indoctrinated in the auditoriums of The Venetian. Where better to absorb Atlas Shrugged 's teachings than in a city of extremes?
The limited logic of capitalism
In his day, performers received little respect for grueling work. Yet the playwright strode the stage for more than 15 years—and then changed the acting profession forever.
Not long ago, the pursuit of commercial self-interest was largely reviled. How did we come to accept it?
Critics have accused the Best Picture contender of being a reckless celebration of excess. It's actually one of the most scathing critiques of Wall Street that Hollywood's ever produced.