10. Nov/Dec 2013
Meet Dave Ramsey, the most important personal finance guru in America. Millions of people follow his biblically inspired advice. It goes like this: 1. Purge yourself of debt; 2. Live on cash; 3. Pretend economic trends don’t affect you; 4. Blame yourself when they do.
As CEO of Intrade, John Delaney harnessed the wisdom of the crowds, with often freakishly prescient results. Technocratic dreamers were ecstatic about the company’s ability to predict the future, and maybe even reshape society. Today Delaney’s company has collapsed and his body is entombed atop Mount Everest. A tale of bravado, bluster, and efficient markets.
Fifty years ago 180,000 whales disappeared from the oceans without a trace, and researchers are still trying to make sense of why. Inside the most irrational environmental crime of the century.
Embarrassed consumers tend to spend more money on “appearance-enhancing items,” according to new research.
November 22, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Why are ground squirrels thriving in the former gold mining town of Bodie, California?
November 19, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share
Keeping an eye on the (very profitable) ball.
November 15, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
There’s a name for that.
November 14, 2013 • 10:00 AM • Share
Only three percent of shelters nationwide can accommodate domestic animals, and many people refuse to leave them behind.
November 13, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share