Does ice cream make kids smarter?

I enjoy reading The Economist during dinnertime, a source of convenient insight and quick information that I generally trust to have some level of class and be reasonably unbiased. In the rare cases where opinion is wheeled onto center stage on a trolley, it would be clearly labelled “THIS IS AN OPINION. NOT FACT”, so… Continue reading Does ice cream make kids smarter?

The Feed of Nations

I know I cannot do my angst justice, but I will try anyway. You see, I am not rational. Nobody is, if you think about it. Think about it. But we try to be, don’t we? We’ve taught ourselves and our children and the children of other children to believe that more is more, that… Continue reading The Feed of Nations

It’s a cold, chocolate-covered world

R i b b o n s  o f  a m b e r 10, 000 lemons' perfume p i r o u e t t e s  i n  t e a .   B i t t e r s w e e t, except not bitter, not dark at all is sweet, sickly  s… Continue reading It’s a cold, chocolate-covered world

The Story of Sugar

If you asked an economist if free trade was a good idea, he would probably say yes. He might even give you a look, to make you feel slightly embarrassed for asking such a dumb question. If you asked an economist why free trade was a good idea, he would probably say that it increases… Continue reading The Story of Sugar