From Atlantis, Carmen Portero Munoz (Cordoba): Noun-noun Euphemisms in the Language of the Global Financial Crisis. Paul Krugman on how Ben Bernanke has the power, and the obligation, to end the slump and the human misery that comes with it — so what’s stopping him? No end in sight: James Surowiecki on why long-term unemployment hurts us all. From the Russell Sage Foundation, a forum on social class in America. The purpose of spectacular wealth, according to a spectacularly wealthy guy: Edward Conard, once a partner of Mitt Romney at Bain Capital, argues that more income inequality is good for the economy. How economists have misunderstood inequality: An interview with James Galbraith. Market thinking so permeates our lives that we barely notice it anymore; Michael Sandel sums up the hidden costs of a price-tag society. An interview with philosophers Keith Wyma and Tobin Senefeld, authors of Streetsmart Ethics: Connecting What's Right with What's Smart on Wall Street. Wall Street is capitalism in its purest form, and capitalism is predicated on bad behavior — this should hardly be news.
From Rationality, Markets and Morals, Elinor Ostrom (Indiana): Coevolving Relationships between Political Science and Economics. Are political scientists the new pariahs? Paul Krugman on why we regulate: Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase couldn’t make the reason clearer. What makes someone want to start a business? Philipp Koellinger goes in search of the money gene. Global push to guarantee health coverage leaves U.S. behind: China, Mexico and other countries far less affluent are working to provide medical insurance for all citizens — it's viewed as an economic investment. From State of Nature, a selection of commentaries on recent elections in Greece and France. From NYRB, Robert Darnton writes in defense of the New York Public Library. From Newsweek, a cover story by Andrew Sullivan on Barack Obama: The First Gay President. The graduation wars have begun: As thousands of students at Catholic colleges and universities prepare to celebrate their graduation and take their degrees, their campuses are embroiled in controversy over who should and should not be permitted to speak at graduation and receive an honorary degree.
From Conflict and Communication Online, two issues on journalism in war and peace (and part 2). From Pacific Journalism Review, Rukhsana Aslam (AUT): Peace Journalism: A Paradigm Shift in Traditional Media Approach; and Wendy Bacon (UTS): Investigative Journalism in the Academy: Possibilities for Storytelling Across Time and Space. Originally created for military and intelligence purposes, flying drones are becoming an everyday reality in newsrooms thanks to the recent commercial success of technology. The now-influential network Al Jazeera began in the 1970s as a pet project of a tiny nation's unconventional monarchy (and more). From New York, four decades after Watergate, there’s something that still nags at Ben Bradlee about Deep Throat; and Colin Myler, the Daily News’ new editor, knows his enemies at Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post — maybe too well. A review of Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind by Tim Groseclose. Taking the fight to the Left: Matthew Continetti on combat journalism. The Girl Who Loved Journalists: Eric Alterman on Stieg Larsson’s posthumous gift to an embattled industry.