Drake Bennett, Businessweek.com

Drake Bennett


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Drake:

Torture Isn't Really About Information; It's About Revenge

Defenders of “enhanced interrogation techniques”—what critics of those techniques call simply torture—have always argued that using them produces vital intelligence, and that’s why the U.S. government did so in the years after 9/11. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is one of the Bush administration → Read More

Building a Better Police Department

From Ferguson to New York: What would the ideal American police force look like if it were built from scratch? → Read More

The Evolution of the Jeep

Built for wartime, the Jeep became a surprise urban hit in the 1980s → Read More

The Black-Market Value of 100 Brains: Less Than One Good Kidney

Initial speculation about the motives of a would-be brain thief eventually turned to the black market, which seems not to value human brains so much → Read More

The Art of Social Media: Guy Kawasaki Gives Advice on How to Sell Yourself

Apple's former chief evangelist promotes himself in a self-promotion book → Read More

The Startups of Nazareth

What it's like to be an Arab entrepreneur in a divided Israel → Read More

Takata Air Bags Share an Explosive Chemical With the Texas Fertilizer Blast

Ammonium nitrate is one of the world's workhorse chemicals → Read More

How GMO Crops Can Be Good for the Environment

A new meta-analysis comes down strongly on the pro-GMO side → Read More

Math Proves It: Hipsters All Look the Same

A mathematician assumed hipsters make anticonformist choices ... which end up being strikingly similar → Read More

The World's New Biggest Ship? Maybe. Niftiest Ship? For Sure

The <em>Pieter Schelte</em> is a cross between a ship and a massive robot → Read More

Whole Foods' New Produce Ratings Probably Won't Change a Thing

Other types of labels have had little effect on consumer behavior → Read More

Tax Expert Says Everyone's Too Obsessed With Taxes

The issue is not how government gets its money; it's how it spends it → Read More

Creativity (and Satisfaction) Take a Hit When You Watch the Clock

New research finds that "event-timers" who aren't always watching the clock are more creative and enjoy their work more. → Read More

Ignoring Clocks Will Improve Your Creativity (and Your Yoga Skills)

New research highlights the benefits of thinking in "event-time," rather than according to "clock-time" → Read More

Scientists Discover Coffee Addiction Genes

Genes may also explain purported health effects of coffee → Read More

Who Should Be Unmasked on the Internet?

Facebook has always wanted to be the online chronicle of its members’ lives, a digital space where friendships are maintained and strengthened, births and birthday parties announced and chronicled, articles and consumer brands recommended, and the demographic profiles of its members steadily refined. Because of that, the information that Facebook users provide in their profiles has to be their… → Read More

What Can the McLaren Racing Team Teach the Rest of Us?

How McLaren uses its Formula One expertise to help companies → Read More

The Lonely Can't Tell Other People From Dolls

Loneliness primes us to lower the bar on who, or what, we'll befriend, a new study indicates → Read More

Shhh! The Bag of Chips Might Be Listening

Be careful, the plants have ears. Or, more accurately, they are ears. In a boon to eavesdroppers, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have figured out a way to reproduce speech by ana... → Read More

Al Qaeda's New Business Plan

After years of being squeezed by Western governments, Islamic militants are seeing a boost in finances → Read More