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World Wall Streets

The Great Recession has shattered New York City’s financial district, which is projected to lose 46,000 jobs and up to $70 billion by 2010. But how have the world’s other Wall Streets fared?

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Sex Matters

Low birthrates aren't the result of economic growth and political stability; they're a prerequisite.

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The FP Quiz

From healing the sick to infecting the healthy to fomenting conflict, there doesn't seem to be much that water can't do. Test your knowledge with eight questions on humanity's favorite liquid.

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In Praise of Rejects

Today's failed study could lead to tomorrow's smart policy—if we let it.

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A Return to Yeomanry

Break out your mulching fork: Jeffersonian farmers are back!

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Barack von Metternich

Obama's foreign policy makes him the surprising heir to a certain Austrian prince.

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1979: The Great Backlash

What do Ayatollah Khomeini, Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Deng Xiaoping all have in common?

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The Death of Macho

Manly men have been running the world forever. But the Great Recession is changing all that, and it will alter the course of history.

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