2 When Every Life Is Precious
We value individual human lives more every day. That's (mostly) good news. Matt Welch
8 Citings NY tenure lawsuit; IRS emails discovered; 3 ways Social Security and Medicare screw young people; drones downed?; stopping police seizures; how to fix our schools…
54 Reason TV: Killer or Artist?
Prosecutors' use of rap lyrics as evidence is chilling artistic speech. Paul Detrick
14 Torture As an Absolute Wrong If waterboarding works, does that make it morally acceptable? Jacob Sullum
16 Screwed by Seniors The people expected to pay for Social Security and Medicare can't afford it. Veronique de Rugy
18 How Low Can Oil Prices Go?
The tricky geopolitics of tumbling demand and rising supply. Ronald Bailey
78 The Quantified Citizen
Engineering happiness might sound good, but it will leave us all less free. Greg Beato
22 Eternal Youth for All!
Why I want to live forever and you should too. Ronald Bailey
30 Reverse Robin Hoods
Public worker pensions rob the young and poor to pay the old and rich. Steven Greenhut
34 Confessions of a Stockton Slumlord
37 Infographic: Public vs. Private Pensions
42 Are We Becoming Morally Smarter?
The connection between increasing IQs, decreasing violence, and economic liberalism. Michael Shermer
48 Checking Putin
Garry Kasparov on chess, communism, and Russia's 'one-man dictatorship.' Interview by Nick Gillespie
Culture & Reviews
56 Dying and in Denial
A new book offers a powerful dissection of contemporary end-of-life care, yet misses the underlying problem. David GoldhillBeing Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande
58 Katherine Mangu-Ward on the National Geographic Museum exhibit Food
Briefly Noted (cont.)
60 Elizabeth Nolan-Brown on the documentary Point and Shoot
62 Brian Doherty on Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman
64 Jesse Walker on the documentary Sex and Broadcasting
66 Scott Shackford on the video game Dragon Age
62 National Security State The strange powerlessness of the "most powerful man in the world." Gene Healy
National Security and Double Government, by Michael J. Glennon
67 Private Money in Virtual Worlds
Will wildcat currencies shrink the state? Andrea Castillo
Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy, by Edward Castronova
71 Cruel, Unusual, and Crowded
Will Brown v. Plata bring mass incarceration to an end? Sara Mayeux
Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America, by Jonathan Simon
76 Do Androids Dream of Changing Bedpans?
Robots to the rescue for Japan's aging population. Peter Suderman
80 Artifact: Texas Truck of Terror
How an American plumber's truck wound up in the hands of Syrian rebels. Katherine Mangu-Ward
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