J. Bradford DeLong (UC-Berkeley): Budgeting and Macroeconomic Policy: A Primer. From Bloomberg Businessweek, will success spoil the Chicago School? Scholars at the University of Chicago took law as a branch of economics — now the dominance of their ideas has triggered a pushback. From FDL, a book salon on James K. Galbraith’s Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis. From The International Economy, Richard Katz on government activism: The argument that there are “limits” is highly exaggerated; and six years ago, Benjamin Friedman wrote the important book The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth — how have things changed since then? From Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi on how Wall Street killed financial reform: It's bad enough that the banks strangled the Dodd-Frank law — even worse is the way they did it, with a big assist from Congress and the White House; on a how accidentally released — and incredibly embarrassing — documents show how Goldman et al engaged in “naked short selling”; and on how the SEC finds taking on big firms “tempting”, but they prefer whaling on little guys.
Kenneth Ching (Regent): Would Jesus Kill Hitler? Bonhoeffer, Church, and State. Fred Kaplan on why the United States can’t win a cyberwar — and our political leaders need to understand this fast. Workers of the World Divide: Bruce Western and Jake Rosenfeld on the decline of labor and the future of the middle class. Alexander Huls on how to enjoy going to the movies again. From The Baffler, David Graeber on flying cars and the declining rate of profit. Failing Better: Morten Hoi Jensen on Ian Hamilton and The New Review. The Heritage Foundation and the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity have named the recipients of the inaugural Breitbart Awards. Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought. From Obit magazine, a review of The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World by Dan Morhaim; and revisiting the obit hit piece: When is it OK to bash the dead? A review of Social Understanding: On Hermeneutics, Geometrical Models and Artificial Intelligence by Jurgen Kluver and Christina Kluver. Zineswap is back in goddamn business.
From New Proposals, a special issue on capitalism and indigenous peoples. From Anthropological Notebooks, a special issue: What Place for Indigenous People in Modern States? From Affinities, a special issue on intersections between anarchism, indigenism and feminism. Andrew Curley and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on the international indigenous movement for self-determination (and part 2). An interview with Laura E. Matthew, author of Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala. A review of The Andes Imagined: Indigenismo, Society, and Modernity by Jorge Coronado. Venezuela's indigenous university: The institution, located in 5,000 acres of forestland, teaches ancient wisdom and rights in the modern world. A Malaysian paper has been forced to apologize after publishing a highly controversial report, which accused the Penan tribe of practising incest. More aboriginal tent embassies appearing throughout Australia. How safe are indigenous peoples around the world? This map shows country rankings according to the latest Peoples Under Threat index.