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?



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