November 5, 2016

Michel de Montaigne is often referred to as an essayist, but that word did not have much meaning before Montaigne. Sarah Bakewell notes, "Essayer, in French, means simply to try. To essay something is to test or taste it, or give it a whirl." That is the essence of Mon...

November 5, 2016

Finance

1) Some savers and politicians blame central banks for low rates. They're at least partially right. Investors earn returns as compensation for bearing some risk. Monetary policy has been far from perfect in recent times, but it's vastly improved since the 1970s....

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