India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is a point of great national pride. It will be completed for just over $70 million, a tiny fraction of the cost spent by NASA on similar programs. But is spending any resources on a mission to Mars wise when hundreds of millions of Indians struggle to meet basic needs? Continue reading
Editor’s Note | Aug. 17, 2011: The middle pie represents the income distribution of Sweden. For more, see ‘Building a Better America–One Wealth Quintile at a Time‘ by Dan Ariely and Michael I. Norton. The correct answer was ‘Freedonia’ (an … Continue reading
Slate, the online magazine, has a fascinating explainer of an oft-asked question: can individuals help pay down the debt and if so, how?