Clement Tan

  • Why The Latest Nigerian Unrest Should Matter More

    If the Obama administration is really interested in conducting America's foreign relations differently, it should take a deep seated interest in the…

  • Inflation is a tax on cash balances and on fixed-interest loans. It is not an efficient tax, but few taxes actually imposed in our political system…

  • Some may view buying a house as putting down roots, but Michael now sees it as accepting chains of bondage. Living in a RV park grants a kind of…

  • But if Gates is really invested in "teaching" the public about the absurdity of all this...then he had best start with those who assume that racism…

  • We think of price as objective, flat, purely informational, but it is not. Price sparks emotion like little else. Price can lead us to make decisions…

  • Back home, we newspaper guys tend to get nervous with the entertainment quest, seeing that as potentially minimizing an air of authority, and have a…

  • And we ought to be careful in how broadly we apply the term "hero", in any genre, lest we diminish its meaning for those who are truly deserving of…

  • So my advice to my students is this: Follow your heart. Remember why you entered this field. Do what you really love to be doing, and don't worry…

  • Secretary Of State, Not Superwoman

    Commentary on Clinton's speech focused on politics--and missed the substance.

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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