The curious case of contemporary Japan—a country beset by disaster and economic challenge, while remaining cohesive and proud—is finely explicated by David Pilling, the Asia editor of the Financial Times.
“Money can’t buy happiness” is one of the oldest clichés around, but what if it’s all about how you use it? Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton give compelling advice on how to get the most pleasure out of your piggy bank.
They say money makes the world go 'round, but Wired contributing editor David Wolman contends that the days of paying cash are dwindling. Which begs the question, what will a world without paper money look like? Wolman eschews hard currency for a year, travels the globe to explore various perspectives on the bills and coins we both treasure and take for granted, and paints a riveting vision of what our wallets may one day hold.