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March 27, 2012

Parlez-vous Python? What about Rails or JavaScript? Foreign languages tend to wax and wane in popularity, but the language du jour is computer code.

March 16, 2012

As countries around the world struggle to lay the foundations for stronger sustainable growth in the future, they would do well to focus on policies that encourage innovation.

March 5, 2012

Implementation of cloud services will create 14 million jobs internationally by 2014, with the greatest increases occurring in emerging markets, which are not constrained in deploying cloud systems by legacy infrastructure, according to a new study from Microsoft and IDC.

February 23, 2012

As President Obama tirelessly points out, the U.S. manufacturing sector is experiencing a long-sought rebound — adding about 400,000 jobs over the past two years. This is welcome news, and it is justifiably generating headlines.

February 22, 2012

“A good government implies two things,” wrote James Madison in 1788. The first is “fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people.” The second is “a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained.”

February 20, 2012

When Arthur Brooks was 24, he was playing the French horn in a chamber music concert in Dijon, France. He noticed a beautiful woman smiling at him from the front row, so, after the recital, he made a beeline for her and introduced himself.

February 9, 2012

Josh Springer huddled over two computer screens, immersed in the final hours of a website redesign, shifting images and text from one server to another and smoothing out online hiccups.

February 1, 2012

Politicians say we have the most productive workers in the world. They don't know what they're talking about.

January 26, 2012

This is our national identity crisis in a nutshell: Do we want government spending half its money on redistribution and military, or re-dedicating itself to science, infrastructure, and health research?

July 27, 2010

Young Americans today across the ideological spectrum share a far more favorable view of the federal government than do their elders.