Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky:
What is wealth for? How much money do we need to lead a good life? This might seem an impossible question. But it is not a trivial one.
Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison has reached a deal to buy 98 percent of the island of Lanai from its current owner, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday.
A report issued last month said two-thirds of adults in the US were overweight or obese.
The "helicopter parents" who hover over nearly every choice or action of their offspring have given way to "snowplow parents" who determinedly clear a path for their child and shove aside any obstacle they perceive in the way.
David H. Freedman:
A report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development projected that two-thirds of the populations of some industrialized nations will be obese within 10 years.
Telling people what to do is lazy. Instead, try to convince them with argument. This is how humans interact when there's no artificial authority structure and it works great. If you can't convince people through argument then maybe you shouldn't be doing it.
If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.
"Mobutu Sese Seko":
When Obama makes an enemies list, there are footnotes. This is a baccalaureate committee, and some lucky Muslim is about to graduate a threat level.