December 16, 2013
If Pope Francis stopped encouraging people to break the Tenth Commandment, he would have more time to instruct us on the dangers of greed and avarice, to deplore injustice and unfairness, and to call for every effort to relieve poverty. (Commentary by Lant Pritchett | Illustration by James Clapham)

If Pope Francis stopped encouraging people to break the Tenth Commandment, he would have more time to instruct us on the dangers of greed and avarice, to deplore injustice and unfairness, and to call for every effort to relieve poverty. (Commentary by Lant Pritchett | Illustration by James Clapham)

May 22, 2013
For the U.S. college students who will be paying for a four-year bachelor’s degree long after graduation day, here’s some consolation: At least it didn’t take you six or eight years. (Illustration by James Clapham | OPED by Richard Vedder)

For the U.S. college students who will be paying for a four-year bachelor’s degree long after graduation day, here’s some consolation: At least it didn’t take you six or eight years. (Illustration by James Clapham OPED by Richard Vedder)

December 10, 2012
Wouldn’t you guess that the PBS audience went for President Barack Obama in a big way? Yet it goes just as big for a costume drama in which it is top and bottom against the middle, and (spoiler alert!) the middle loses. (Illustration by James Clapham | Column by Michael Kinsley)

Wouldn’t you guess that the PBS audience went for President Barack Obama in a big way? Yet it goes just as big for a costume drama in which it is top and bottom against the middle, and (spoiler alert!) the middle loses. (Illustration by James Clapham | Column by Michael Kinsley)

November 19, 2012
Abraham Lincoln thought deeply about the complex relationship between moral commitments and political constraints. (Illustration by James Clapham | Column by Cass Sunstein on Bloomberg View)

Abraham Lincoln thought deeply about the complex relationship between moral commitments and political constraints. (Illustration by James Clapham | Column by Cass Sunstein on Bloomberg View)

July 17, 2012
For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American. (Illustration by James Clapham | Op-Ed by Stephen Marche on Bloomberg View)

For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American. (Illustration by James Clapham | Op-Ed by Stephen Marche on Bloomberg View)

January 13, 2012
The portrait of dementia in “The Iron Lady” isn’t the problem. The way the film uses old age to punish a lifetime of accomplishment is. (Illustration by James Clapham | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

The portrait of dementia in “The Iron Lady” isn’t the problem. The way the film uses old age to punish a lifetime of accomplishment is. (Illustration by James Clapham | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)