Review: ‘Basic’ Mathematics Don’t Summon

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once ruled that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. A similar idea is central to the Apple TV+ series “The Foundation,” based on the novels by Isaac Asimov: Any sufficiently advanced math is indistinguishable from divination. But in this ambitious, overstuffed epic, this intriguing idea is often …

How Are Americans with Disabilities Struggling to Renew the Basic Benefits Program?

At one time, the buyer said he was too sick to leave his home for two months, and as his daily expenses plummeted, his bank account balance had risen from just under $2,000 to $2,135 without realizing it. When the Social Security Institution found out about this, it had to pay back the full SGK …