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Weekly Standard—What do a priest, a politician, and T. Boone Pickens have in common? You would think this is me talking about a weird thing I saw in a bar in Oklahoma once but it isn’t. (I’ve never been to Oklahoma nor would the good citizens of The Sooner State want me there.) The answer is they all have a profit motive and that profit motive isn’t necessarily always driven by financial gain. As economists will tell you, it isn’t just money that acts as an incentive driving individuals, but in either case...

"The Year of Less" (book review). Finance blogger Cait Flanders describes the ups and downs of a year-long shopping ban and the unexpected lessons she learned along the way.