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  • Venkat_HERO

    Is There an Ideal Amount of Income Inequality?

    A conversation with this month’s Ingenious, Venkat Venkatasubramanian.

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    Are You Downplaying Luck’s Role in Your Life?

    When we succeed, we often take that success, in retrospect, to be the result of suffering that liquid trinity of blood, sweat, and tears. Perhaps fortune favored you here and there but, by and large, it was your effort and talent—not contingency—that won the day. Nonsense, says Robert Frank, a professor of economics at Cornell […]

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    The Moon Is Full of Money

    Capitalism in space.

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    To Become a Better Investor, Think Like Darwin

    “It’s not surprising that the fight-or-flight response is not going to be the most helpful way to deal with a financial crash in the same way that it’s going to be helpful when you’re being attacked in a back alley. It’s because financial markets and financial threats are a relatively new phenomenon.”Photograph by Kenishirotie / […]

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    Why Cancer Drug Prices Keep Rising in the U.S.

    Inside the price tactics of the cancer industrial complex.