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This Week's Edition
Who Lost the Middle East?
Only America can keep the Arab states from collapse
The Magical World of Thailand
Nothing says “lucky” like a gold-plated fetus
The Myth of Health Care's Free Market
Ever wonder why an appendectomy costs $8,000 in one place and $29,000 elsewhere?
The Fall of France
Sky-high taxes and overprotective labor laws are driving out the best and the brightest
Go! Go! Go!
Flash Travel is the best thing to ever hit the hotel business. Unless it’s the worst…
Congress gets an A for effort, but it wasn’t able to kill the U.S. economy
Can Sotheby’s Stay in the Picture?
As a mighty wave of new billionaires crash through the art world, the fabled auction house is getting paddled by Christie’s and a guy with a hedge fund
The Original Wrecking Ball
Defiant and pulchritudinous, Bettie Page gave naughty a good name
Brazil’s scariest slums have become a must-see for tourists
Dirty Data Dumbfounds The Street
The full cost of the shutdown will continue to be felt for months as financial firms struggle to read the muddled tea leaves