A new issue of The New Individualist is out. I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard): Circumvention Tourism. As much as we would like to think that, put on the spot, we would do the right — and perhaps even heroic — thing, research has shown that that usually isn’t true. A review of Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror by Jason Zinoman. Marginal revolutionaries: The crisis and the blogosphere have opened mainstream economics up to new attack. How to solve the corporate tax problem: Our globalized economy creates too many loopholes for multinational firms — it's time to push for a universal system. Ignorance is bliss when it comes to challenging social issues. An interview with Anthony DiMaggio, author of The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama. Two years after the Airbus 330 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, Air France 447's flight-data recorders finally turned up; the revelations from the pilot transcript paint a surprising picture of chaos in the cockpit, and confusion between the pilots that led to the crash. Richard Florida on a floating Silicon Valley for techies without green cards. The New Populists: Christopher Ketcham on the rise and fall of Zuccotti Park and the future of the movement it birthed. The latest entries in a thriving subfield: long-distance psychological analysis of Barack Obama. A review of Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful by Daniel S. Hamermesh. Simon Baron-Cohen on his book The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty. Thomas Harriot: A rational mind in an irrational world or one man’s genius is another man’s devil. A look at 5 ridiculous sex myths from history (you probably believe).

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