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Dept. of Motor Vehicles

Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?

For a century, we’ve loved our cars. They haven’t loved us back.

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How Will We Reopen the Economy After the Coronavirus Crisis?

hg0088In the coming months, policymakers will be forced to strike a difficult balance between protecting people’s health and protecting their livelihoods.

April 24, 2020

The Challenges of Post-COVID-19 Care

hg0088Surviving a severe coronavirus infection is hard. So is recovering afterward.

April 23, 2020

Why Psychiatric Wards Are Uniquely Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

The prevention of solitude is built into the architecture of psych units, and enshrined in the laws and regulations that govern them.

April 21, 2020

It’s Not Too Late to Go on Offense Against the Coronavirus

To end the nightmare, lockdowns aren’t enough. We need to hunt the virus and defeat it.

April 20, 2020
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The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies

New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers. But can we afford them?

Parenting by the Numbers

The economist Emily Oster challenges the conventional wisdom on child rearing.

The Fight for the Future of YouTube

The video giant’s recent travails underscore a basic question: How “neutral” should social-media platforms try to be?

The Causes and Consequences of Berlin’s Rapid Gentrification

hg0088The city’s reputation as a place where artists and creative types can afford to live as they please is eroding.

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hg0088Why a Psychiatrist Collected Premonitions

Sam Knight discusses his reporting on how a psychiatrist set out to collect the dreams and forebodings of the British public.