How a country can welcome immigrants without triggering a massive populist backlash
Despite the president’s assurances, trade wars are bad—and impossible to win.
The Red Planet is a freezing, faraway, uninhabitable desert. But protecting the human species from the end of life on Earth could save trillions of lives.
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
How the Internet broke the news business—and how journalism might survive in a post-advertising world.
Two sociologists debate the merits of online dating and discuss their research on the history of romance in America.
We ask psychologists and authors if smartphone and social media usage has triggered a national health crisis — and what we can do to free ourselves from the allure of modern technology.
What exactly is blockchain, how is it being used, and is the hype really worth it?
The Atlantic’s newest podcast “Crazy/Genius” takes on the retail giant.
Introducing Crazy/Genius, a new tech podcast from The Atlantic
A new series from The Atlantic about technology and culture. Starting May 10.
Why you should root for great teams and great players—and abandon your sad-sack local franchise
Will Disney destroy the movie theater?
Under Obama, he was hailed as the deficit-warrior of Washington. Under Trump, he oversaw the greatest peacetime growth in deficit spending in modern American history.
Cash assistance isn’t just a moral imperative that raises living standards. It’s also a critical investment in the health and future careers of low-income kids.
Trump’s top economic advisor almost quit after the president’s handling of Charlottesville. Now he’s resigning over a populist rebellion in the White House.
The law’s role in boosting wages was overblown. Its deficits are scaring investors. And fears that it might accelerate inflation could push the Federal Reserve to choke off growth.
He isn’t going to like it: It’s more immigration.
The politicization of the public sphere is compelling nonpartisan companies to take one partisan stand after another.
A new book pieces together the strange legal saga that was sparked by a 2007 Gawker post outing the billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel.