Individual investors in China's stock markets are cannon fodder for insiders' manipulations, just as they are in the United States.

The Internet continues to drive the "sharing" economy while confounding statists who want to control it.

Colt, the iconic gun maker, had its opportunities to survive and prosper, but either didn't see them or decided not to seize them. To the nimble go the spoils.

It wasn't just the Dow that dropped on Monday. Its sister indicators were down as well, triggering concerns that bode ill for the economy in general. 

The economy went negative in the first quarter, with precious little evidence that it will rebound in the second.