The latest issue of The Economic History Review is out. Brendan Sheehan (Leeds Met): Keynes: Revolutionary or Radical. Henry Farrell (George Washington) and John Quiggin (Queensland): Consensus, Dissensus and Economic Ideas: The Rise and Fall of Keynesianism During the Economic Crisis. More and more on Keynes Hayek by Nicholas Wapshott. Michael D. Murray (Valparaiso): The Great Recession and the Rhetorical Canons of Law and Economics. Liliana Rojas-Suarez (CGD) and Carlos Montoro (BIS): Credit at Times of Stress: Latin American Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis. From The Browser, Christina Romer on learning from the Great Depression; and in time of economic crisis, studying the past can teach us much about the world economy today. From Boston Review, an interview with David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years (and an interview at Bookforum and a symposium at Crooked Timber with Graeber and more at orgtheory.net). A review of Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States by George Soros. A review of The Age of Central Banks by Curzio Giannini.
Nancy Leong (Denver): The Open Road and the Traffic Stop: Narratives and Counter-Narratives of the American Dream. It’s been a long time coming, but last night it happened: one of the greatest hackers of the 20th Century (or was it just his doppelganger?) went up against Anonymous, greatest hacktivist collective of the 21st Century. From LRB, John Lanchester on Marx at 193. From Wonkbook, an interview with Neal Katyal, acting solicitor general for the Obama administration from May 2010 through June 2011, on Obamacare; an interview with Charles Fried, Reagan’s solicitor general: “Health care is interstate commerce. Is this a regulation of it? Yes. End of story.” (and more); and an interview with Georgetown's Randy Barnett, the key legal thinker developing the case against the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Tom Friedman likes countries to our left — so advocates moving ours rightward. db, March 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm: “I generally find the Roissy crowd’s tactical game advice perceptive, I’d just rather get it minus the eugenics lite worldview.” After seven years, signandsight.com says good-bye.
From InterActions, Julia Glassman (UCLA): Stop Speaking For Us: Women-of-Color Bloggers, White Appropriation, and What Librarians Can Do About It. Gregory Scott Parks (Wake Forest) and Rashawn Ray (UC-Berkeley): Poetry as Evidence. Arnold Farr (Kentucky): Racialized Consciousness, Symbolic Representionalism, and the Prophetic/Critical Voice of the Black Intellectual. From The Christian Century, Jonathan Tran on the new black theology: Retrieving ancient sources to challenge racism. From Garvey to Obama: Historian Robert Hill says the activist’s impact still echoes through the decades. From Boston Review, Ryan Enos on how segregation is still a problem in the US; and a symposium on the future of black politics, with a cover story by Michael C. Dawson, and contributions by William Julius Wilson, Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres, Tommie Shelby, Jennifer L. Hochschild, and more. Black politics and the establishment: An interview with Charles E. Cobb, Jr. Dangerous times for black men: For every black man in America, the Trayvon Martin tragedy is personal.