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
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March 8: "The development of this crony capitalism came at the expense of our constitutional principles, that we are a nation governed by laws and not men."
Anthony Marra and Justin St. Germain are the winners of the 2013 Discover Great New Writers awards.
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