Second or even third chances are essential in life, but questions of forgiveness aren't easy.
For Tyler Cowen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
At least the two sides are talking instead of sweeping everything under the rug.
Increasing class size is the best answer for Harvard and other top schools to be more inclusive.
More voters now expect extreme positions, and more politicians are finding it harder to resist taking them.
A new study suggests that extroverts are paid more and 'agreeable' men get less.
History shows how in sufficiently complex situations, chain reactions can cause small events to cascade into big changes.
We're learning that this technological age, which seemed to start with the pretty innocuous act of emailing, has evolved to play into our more primal fears about feeling out of control.
If even a child sees the need to speak out, we all should be listening; they of course have the greatest stake in America's future.
China's economic success has created a crisis of confidence in liberal ideas and values.
Since the 1960s and '70s, food has replaced music's centrality to American culture.