From The Atlantic Monthly, no country for young men: The Baby Boomers’ retirement will change the texture of society in ways we’ve scarcely begun to contemplate — a dispatch from America’s coming silver age. From American, what’s left for government to do? On the question of whether governments really have "inherent" or "core" functions. More on Nanny State by David Harsanyi. A review of Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government by Dana Milbank (and more and more and an excerpt). Where do all the dollars go? America lags behind its peers in preventing avoidable deaths. More on Robert Kuttner's The Squandering of America. A look at how subsidies keep small-airport flights in the air.

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