Ahmad Jafari Samimi and Ahmad Chehreghani (UMZ): Ethonomics and the History of Economic Thought. Antonello Zanfei (Urbino): Multinational Firms and the Pursuit of Social Benefits. Can Apple shape up? David Johnson spoke to GoodGuide founder Dara O’Rourke on the ethics of what they buy. From PUP, the introduction to Free Market Fairness by John Tomasi. Richard Epstein on social justice and empty pockets: “People before profits” is a perverse idea that ignores the very mechanism by which people are helped. From the Atlas Society's Business Rights Center, Jeffrey Miron on an economic defense of insider trading. Why is Wall Street full of psychopaths? Robert Shiller on why finance isn’t as amoral as it seems (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4). From HBR, Justin Fox on the problem with the profit motive in finance. Fed economists find that yes, TARP may have increased moral hazard. Mark Thoma on the budget and the real moral problem. From Dissent, is capitalism on trial? Peter Dreier investigates. Marxists, bankers, Occupy protesters and philosophers alike all live in the same world — so who are the true materialists?
D. A. Jeremy Telman (Valparaiso): Law or Politics? Hans Kelsen and the Post-War International Order. From Nebula, Matthew Wilsey-Cleveland (Colorado): Of Fools and Knaves: Rhetorical and Ethical Implications of Interpretations of Fight Club from the Left and Right. What’s the best way to get users to embrace mass transit — make it pleasant or make it efficient? A review of Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism — On the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay by Bianca Mugenyi and Yves Engler. America has never been safer — so why are politicians and the media trying to terrify us? From Philosophy Now, a review of The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch; and a review of A Philosophy of Boredom by Lars Svendsen. Defending science: A scientist and a philosopher discuss the evolution debate, and the best methods for establishing our beliefs. The introduction on On Sacrifice by Moshe Halbertal. Dense as a rock, but surprisingly dangerous (not because of his martial arts skills), Chuck Norris seems hell-bent to be wrong on absolutely every issue, and succeeds to a rather remarkable degree.
Kevin J. A. Thomas (PSU): What Explains the Increasing Trend in African Emigration to the U.S.? Andrea Hetling and Michael Greenberg (Rutgers): In Our Backyards: Regional Influences on Public Opinion of Immigration. Steven W. Bender (Seattle): Faces of Immigration Reform. From Cato Journal, is immigration good for America? A special issue. From The Social Contract, a special issue on America Transformed: The Destructive Legacy of Reagan's 1986 Amnesty. From Bad Subjects, a special issue on the acts of state-sponsored biopower in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands. The American "war" you haven’t heard of: An increasing number of “concerned citizens” are preparing to do battle at the U.S. border with Mexico. An interview with Jennifer Lee, co-author of The Diversity Paradox: Immigration and the Color Line in Twenty-First Century America. A look at how language fits into the immigration issue. The introduction to Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective by Donna R. Gabaccia. Will no one fix America’s insane immigration system? A multidisciplinary look at the hot-button issue of immigration as it is today and may be tomorrow.