The Price of Everything

Economics is far from "the dismal science" in Eduardo Porter's sparkling and often counterintuitive analysis of the values we irrationally assign to myriad services, products, and programs, from coffee to exclusive license plates to health care. 

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.