Crawford Kilian

Capitalism Is Collapsing -- and the Weird Thing Is That Nothing Is Rising to Replace It

Some anonymous wise person once observed that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. But Wolfgang Streeck, a 70-year-old German sociologist and director emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, thinks capitalism’s end is inevitable and fast approaching. He has no idea what, if anything, will replace it.

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Is It Too Simplistic to Say America Should Imitate the Nordic Economies?

Canada and the United States have taken a lot of flak from critics who’d like them to be more like the social democracies collectively known as the “Nordics”: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. Now a naturalized American from Finland has made the strongest case yet that the U.S. (and by implication Canada) really need to go Nordic.

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The Silent Epidemic Killing White American Women

A momentous new report took up just six pages in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Meet the Anti-Vaccine Prof: Are Her Views Dangerously Infectious?

An academic freedom issue at Queen's University has suddenly erupted, simultaneously with an outbreak of measles -- with implications for public health and occupational safety as well as freedom of speech. All those issues demand attention.

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10 Most Harmful Novels For Budding Writers

Any young person who wants to be a novelist should of course be a reader as well. But some novels can be more hazard than inspiration. They are often well-written, but their effects have generally been disastrous: they inspired younger writers to imitate them, they created awful new genres that debased readers' tastes, or they promoted literary or social values that we could very much do without.

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Here Are Some Great Alternatives to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel Classics

As a free-range kid over 60 years ago, I liked to go down to the Thieves' Market in Mexico City on Sundays. A smart 12-year-old shopper could come home with a once-functional six-gun -- or reasonably recent copies of American pulp magazines like Thrilling Wonder Stories and Startling Stories.

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The 10 Most Harmful Novels for Aspiring Writers

Any young person who wants to be a novelist should of course be a reader as well. But some novels can be more hazard than inspiration. They are often well-written, but their effects have generally been disastrous: they inspired younger writers to imitate them, they created awful new genres that debased readers' tastes, or they promoted literary or social values that we could very much do without.

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