Delusions of Power

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William Powhida reflects on the tension between artists and their patrons

Now that the congressional super committee has failed, it's time to consider what comes next in the deficit debacle. Paul Krugman of The New York Times discusses the next steps for Washington lawmakers. Plus: the competing human propensities for self-delusion and fact finding with Robert Trivers, author of The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life. Then: how a New Jersey institute trains citizen leaders; and artists and the 1 percent.