Cass Sunstein (Harvard): The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Myths and Realities. Tarjei Havnes (Oslo) and Magne Mogstad (IZA): Is Universal Child Care Leveling the Playing Field? Raul Varman (IIT): The Neoclassical Apology for Monopoly Capital. Hugh Rockoff reviews The Great Recession: Market Failure or Policy Failure? by Robert L. Hetzel. Understanding economics in plain English: Thomas Hedges reviews Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures by Michael Goodwin. Research suggests overeating is now a bigger global problem than lack of food. Alert: you may be living in a simulated universe. Do we live in a computer simulation? Researchers say the idea can be tested (and more). Taming the Leviathan: A new approach to risk for the military leader. Erin Wyman on how death played a role in the evolution of human height. Tom Slee on Identity, Institutions, and Uprisings: Three related models of contentious politics in authoritarian states are presented, using the identity-driven rational choice framework of Akerlof & Kranton (2000) as a starting point.