Almost limitless political donations coupled with America’s dramatically widening inequality create a vicious cycle in which the wealthy buy votes that lower their taxes, give them bailouts and subsidies, and deregulate their businesses – thereby making them even wealthier and capable of buying even more votes. Corruption breeds more corruption.
Modern economists – especially the famous ones – close their eyes to how an economy actually works, focusing instead on a make-believe world of numbers and theories, with little connection to the world in which most people live.
Helmuth Caspar von Moltke, son of an anti-Nazi hero, uses the family estate in Poland to teach teenagers about democracy and protecting human rights.
German Defense Minister Baron Theodor zu Guttenberg, whose charismatic style is rarely found in the world of German politics, quit this week over plagiarism allegations.
Modern retirement is only entering its second generation. But as Baby Boom workers clock out for the last time, expect the word "retiree" to be redefined.
As India develops into a 21st-century power, the US strains to tweak a 19th-century welfare model.
From Taiwan to France to Singapore, many countries offer more comprehensive coverage at a cheaper cost.
Health clinics are an integral part of the country's healthcare system. They are intended to help heal or prevent further development of illnesses.