Frank J. Garcia and Lindita Ciko (BC): Theories of Justice and International Economic Law. Isabelle Baker (Sydney): To What Extent Can We Overcome the “Bystander Effects” of Collective Responsibility in Matters of Global Injustice? Lisa M. Austin (Toronto): Possession and the Distractions of Philosophy. From Public Reason, a special issue on Public Services on the Market. A review of Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law by Richard A. Epstein. A review of Group Agency: The Possibility, Design, and Status of Corporate Agents by Christian List and Philip Pettit. Here is Bleeding Heart Libertarians symposium on John Tomasi’s Free Market Fairness (and more and more and more and more and more). Chris Lehmann reviews Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets by Debra Satz and What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel (and more and more and more and more and more). How markets crowd out morals: A forum with a lead essay by Michael Sandel and responses by Richard Sennett, Matt Welch, Anita Allen, John Tomasi, and others.
From Dark Matter, a special issue on Post-Racial Imaginaries, including Christopher Kyriakides (UC-Irvine): Post-Racial Pessimism: Therapolitics and the Anti-Utopian Present; Daniel McNeil (DePaul): “Mixture is a Neoliberal Good”: Mixed-Race Metaphors and Post-Racial Masks; and Benjamin Balthaser on the racist roots of Ron Paul’s anti-imperialism. From The Humanist, he is often called Orwell’s heir because of his fervent love for the writer — in the end, Christopher Hitchens was the most important Orwellian thinker since Orwell; and was Adam Smith a Marxist? C.W. Griffin wonders. From The Fortnightly Review, a spring-summer serial on The Invention of the Modern World by Alan Macfarlane. The republic is finished and the America we knew is gone; the path of the free West now follows the path of Russia under the Soviets. Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals, it seems — this is one of the laws of human stupidity. Here are five Fox News Magazine articles that will change your life. What if all the toilets were flushed simultaneously? Stephen Winchell on Cracked: From MAD ripoff to the Internet's nerdy older cousin.
From Wired, one one-hundredth of a second faster: Mark McClusky on building better Olympic athletes. From Plus: Living Mathematics, when is a goal not a goal? John Rocker now throws political hardballs: Drummed out of baseball for interview, he's as outspoken as ever (and more). Why clutch is overrated: Sports fans shouldn't value the fourth quarter more than the second but they do. Financial Times interviews 24 living legends from every Olympic Games since 1928. Michael Kazin on why baseball is the best and least exploitative American sport. Would I lie to you: Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier on the problem with buying sports "experiences". Ultimate Fighting vs. math: Leon Neyfakh on one man’s quest to bring statistical analysis to the chaos of mixed martial arts. Team spirit: Adam Gopnik on the Olympics and the true significance of synchronized swimming. Freedom from quant: Franklin Foer on soccer versus Moneyball. Playing for nationhood: The VIVA world cup is an obscure soccer tournament designed for often even more obscure national, ethnic and cultural entities.