The Public Interest

Public Interest is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from No. 126, Winter

Are CEOs Overpaid?
America's corpocrats can take some solace from recent polls. In a recent Roper Center survey, higher percentages of those polled said that athletes (90 percent), entertainers (86 percent), and lawyers (86 percent) are overpaid than said the same of presidents...
Criminal Justice in England and America
Twenty years ago, I discussed in this magazine how England and America dealt with crime.(1) Then, crime in both nations was increasing rapidly. England, of course, had vastly fewer violent offenses than the United States, but even with property crime...
Increasing Inequality of Wealth?
This article is about the distribution of wealth in the United States, not the distribution of income, about which much has recently been written. I stress this at the outset because the two are often confused in popular discussions of inequality. Indeed,...
Individualism: New and Old
In the beginning it was something only academics talked and wrote about, though it was something most everyone was aware of. I am referring to the disappearance of community or civil society in contemporary American life. If one were to mark when the...
Inside the Teacher's Culture
One of the clear victories of the Left in its effort to remake American society has been the transformation of the nation's schools. Once charged with the task of transmitting a common culture and imparting the skills required to understand that culture,...
The End of Courtship
In the current wars over the state of American culture, few battlegrounds have seen more action than that of "family values" - sex, marriage, and child-rearing. Passions run high about sexual harassment, condom distribution in schools, pornography, abortion,...