From the Cover

Health & Medicine

Market Test or Government Guess?

Are government efforts to "nudge" us to lose weight really based on science?

In Memorium

A Feel for Economics

Murray L. Weidenbaum, 1927–2014

Regulatory Reform

A Slow‐​Motion Collapse

Why hasn’t regulation crashed the American economy?

Securities & Exchange

From Basic to Halliburton

Judges made the securities class-action mess, but who can clean it up?

Features

Transportation

More Flexible International Travel

EU–U.S. Open Skies agreements have benefi ted consumers and boosted the economy, but more gains are possible.

Health & Medicine

The Rise of the Empowered Consumer

In recent decades, the FDA has allowed people to take a more active role in their health care.

Cigarette Taxes and Smoking

Will higher taxes yield a public benefit?

For the Record

Final Word