With his 401(k) in ruins, our correspondent visits investment gurus, hedge fund managers, and a freakish Arizona survivalist with one question in mind: How can the ordinary investor recover?
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Jeffrey Goldberg fires his broker; Simon Johnson on how the bankers are impeding recovery; Sage Stossel on the Facebook exploits of world leaders; Lynn Ferrin on Yosemite's Rock Stars; Caitlin Flanagan on Alec Baldwin and his daughter; Christopher Hitchens on Edward Upward; and much more.
The fiscal stimulus is puny compared with the actions the Fed has been taking behind closed doors.
Finding intelligent life in the cosmos requires leaving the solar system. One group of scientists may have found a way.
Hugo Chávez and Hu Jintao are now friends.
The port of Gwadar could be the next Dubai. Or it could be a deadly ethnic flash point in the most dangerous country on Earth
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Hybrid cars and wind turbines need rare-earth minerals that come with their own hefty environmental price tag.
If you build it, they might not come.
Paperback writers pass the torch to Joyce Carol Oates and Gore Vidal
Will Istanbul’s way of life survive a smoking ban?
Shoppers are finding more ways to buy humanely raised meat from close-to-home farms.
Fifty years ago, climbers conquered the “unclimbable” El Capitan; today climbers and visitors are still seduced by Yosemite granite.
TrackMeNot lets you disguise your Internet searches—sometimes at society’s expense.
New histories reveal that the Nazi Regime deliberately insinuated knowledge of the Final Solution, devilishly making Germans complicit in the crime and binding them, with guilt and dread, to their leaders.
The blustering actor’s memoir of divorce is really a love letter to his daughter.
Edward Upward was one of the only writers of the ’30s to deal with Britain’s elephant in the room—fascism—but his career was forever warped by his communism.
For some people, spending just doesn’t come naturally—especially in a recession. Behavioral economists have a solution
How pop culture fell under a comic-book writer’s strange spell
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