The inaugural issue of the Journal of Media Innovations is out. Richard Lavoie (Akron): Vox Clamantis in Deserto: The Role of the Individual in Forging a Strong Duty to the Tax System. Thomas J. Roulet (Oxford) and Samuel Touboul (IPAG): The Intentions with which the Road is Paved: Attitudes to Liberalism as Determinants of Greenwashing. Seyed Ahmad Mirtaheri (FIU): The Politics of Ahmadinejad and Chavez: A Misplaced Comparison. Michael Joseph Gill and Stephanie Cerce (Lehigh): He Never Willed to Will That: The Effect of Perceived Intentionality on Blame is Eliminated When Historical Information Undermines Perceptions of the Offender's “Second-Order” Free Will. Max Kornblith (Harvard): “Argued Rather Than Asserted”: A Social Theoretical Approach to Recasting the Public Intellectual Narrative (2010). Jonathan Chait on why Paul Krugman turned against Nate Silver. The sitcom needs saving: Exciting work is niche, able to thrive only in controlled habitats like HBO, basic cable, and Thursday nights on NBC — this wasn't always so. The new age of crony capitalism: Political connections have made many people hugely rich in recent years — but crony capitalism may be waning. When academia and Tumblr combine: Lisa Granshaw on the fascinating new field of fanthropology. David Comfort on the publishing scene: then vs. now. Philip Durkin on the many origins of the English language. In defense of anonymous political giving: Thomas B. Edsall on the Koch brothers’ historical case for secret donations. Spencer Sunshine on the right hand of Occupy Wall Street: From libertarians to Nazis, the fact and fiction of Right-wing involvement. Slavoj Zizek, Julian Assange, and David Horowitz walk into a bar — just kidding, this is real.

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