Nonprofit group TED asks some of the world's most fascinating thinkers to share both ideas and reading lists. Here's a list of the nine books recommended by Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.
If every American pays exactly the same amount, $8,666 – known as the 'head tax,' as it is charged per head – the budget will balance and there will be no marginal tax rate. Sound good, tea partyers?
China's need for natural resources could create incentives for green revolution.
Readers write and tell us what they are reading.
Anthropologist Brian Fagan uses Earth’s distant past to predict the crises that may lie in its future.
Anthropologist Brian Fagan uses Earth's distant past to predict the crises that may lie in its future.