New York Fashion Week is officially under way, and this year's shows and after-parties are bound to be more exclusive than ever. Like any high-profile event, it's inevitable that someone will try to crash the front door.
Many people are attracted to authority. They are eager to defend what authorities say against heretics who say otherwise. They can signal a willingness to confirm, and gain status by associating with higher status authorities against lower status heretics.
VOA readers from around the world are asking questions about the U.S. government shutdown that, frankly, we’ve been wondering about, too. Here are some answers to questions we received in the comments sections of articles about the shutdown.
Q: How come the president of the most powerful country in the world is so helpless? (Australia)
A: Just because you’re the president of the United States doesn’t mean you have unlimited power. The American colonists who wrote the Constitution, were ...
In the SuperFreakonomics Virtual Book Club, we invite readers to ask questions of some of the researchers and other characters in our book. Last week, we opened up the questioning for "Ian Horsley," a banker who's been working with Steve Levitt to develop an algorithm to catch terrorists. His answers are below.