The incentives that drive our health care system have perverse (and sometimes fatal) consequences. It's time for a radical change.
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David Goldhill on how American health care killed his father; Robert D. Kaplan on the end of Sri Lanka's civil war; Willam D. Cohan on the final day sof Merrill Lynch; Jeffrey Goldberg on Quentin Tarantion; Caitlin Flanagan on sex and the married man; and much more.
Sri Lanka’s civil war is finally over. Can Buddhists and Hindus coexist there once again?
The inside story of how the government forced Bank of America to acquire the financial management giant—and its spiraling losses
How African agriculture could save the world from starvation
Quentin Tarantino talks about Jews, Nazis, and why his new film is so gruesome—even by his standards.
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FEMA’s new administrator has a message for Americans: get in touch with your survival instinct.
The Strenuous Life of a B-Movie Zombie
Hope Solo—loudmouth, showboat, jerk—may save her sport
How cows can help win the peace in Fallujah
The natural habitat of the Picon Punch—among Basque shepherds, in the wilds of California—is its great appeal.
A chocolate baron’s train shows tourists the real Cuba.
How the search giant hopes to stay on top
How Helen Gurley Brown inspired a generation of home-wreckers, and brought down John Edwards
A new memoir by the politician’s wife shows that the pain of infidelity pales in comparison to the loss of a child.
James Lasdun's latest; garden variety; Freudian food; and more
The Sage of Omaha has redefined the idea of value investing. But will its principles survive his inevitable passing?
Revisiting the 1969 mass freak-out, and the documentary that captured it all
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