Daniel L. Thornton (FRB-St. Louis): The Federal Reserve's Response to the Financial Crisis: What It Did and What It Should Have Done. A review of Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages by Jessie Ramey. The man who smelled too much: William Nowell got a windfall and got off the streets; the only problem were his neighbors — and his foul odor. Should we have a new constitutional convention? John Paul Stevens reviews Framed: America’s Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance by Sanford Levinson. Seth Goldin on how everything you think you know about the McDonald’s coffee case is wrong. Political animals: Research into group decision-making in social animals has shown that ants, fish, birds, and bees have all discovered strategies to make intelligent group decisions — if they can do it, we can do it, right? Peter Stone reviews The Science of Language: Interviews with James McGilvray by Noam Chomsky. Yarden Katz interviews Noam Chomsky on where artificial intelligence went wrong. Are taxes too damn high? Grover Norquist and Andrea Louise Campbell debate.

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