Economics’ Death Star Problem

Around the time that Star Wars Episode VII came out, an idea picked up steam among wonky economics circles that destroying the Death Star would bankrupt the galactic economy. Or, as economist Zachary Feinstein concluded, when the Rebel Alliance won, it lost because the economy was in

Continental Treasures

In political years, during awards season, it’s easy to get sucked into the nastiness and pettiness of people and lose one’s faith in humanity or become cynical about red carpet events. (If you’re a humanist like me, losing faith in