Daron Acemoglu (MIT), Georgy Egorov (Northwestern), and Konstantin Sonin (CEPR): Political Economy in a Changing World. Chris Armstrong (Southampton): Against "Permanent Sovereignty" over Natural Resources; and Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Justice. Ariel BenYishay (UNSW) and Roger Betancourt (Maryland): Unbundling Democracy: Tilly Trumps Schumpeter. Friedrich Schneider (Linz) and Colin C. Williams (Sheffield): The Shadow Economy. Joseph Ato Forson, Jakkaphong Janrattanagul, and Emmanuel Carsamer (NIDA): Culture Matters: A Test of Rationality on Economic Growth. Geoffrey Gareth Jones (Harvard): Debating the Responsibility of Capitalism in Historical and Global Perspective. Axel Dreher, Vera Z. Eichenauer, and Kai Gehring (Heidelberg): Geopolitics, Aid and Growth. Ross P. Buckley (UNSW): The Bankruptcy of Nations: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. You can download Pathways to Freedom Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions, ed. Isobel Coleman and Terra Lawson-Remer. Daniel Altman on the nearly foolproof recipe to make poor countries richer. The introduction to Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power by Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon and Ashby H. B. Monk. Welcome to the geopolitics of trade, where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli. Isaac Nakhimovsky reviews Translating Empire: Emulation and the Origins of Political Economy by Sophus A. Reinert.
The inaugural issue of Publications is out. Hope Metcalf and Judith Resnik (Yale): Gideon at Guantanamo: Democratic and Despotic Detention. Ronald R. Sundstrom (USF): Sheltering Xenophobia. Jennifer Ouellette on why every coin flip may be a Schrodinger’s Cat. Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas on the best sentence about tax reform, ever. Can Republicans be economic populists? Jonathan Chait investigates. Frank Jacobs on the eruv, a Jewish quantum state. From Boston Review, would we better off in a world without blame? Barbara H. Fried on how the philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy — it's time to move past blame (and a series of responses). Matthew Yglesias on why we don't need a brilliant Fed chairman. Bryce Covert on the cost of the financial crisis: $14 trillion (or more). From Cato Unbound, Jim Harper on the private digital economy. Hegemonic "realness"? Sarah Tucker Jenkins on an intersectional feminist analysis of RuPaul's Drag Race. Is aggregation as bad as plagiarism? When a writer lifts thoughts — or even paragraphs — from an existing work, we call it plagiarism — but news organisations do the same, and call it aggregation. Kevin Drum on how the NSA surveillance program probably won't cause an overseas uprising (and a response by Henry Farrell). A sex tape that Monica Lewinsky recorded for Bill Clinton at the height of their scandalous affair has leaked.
From Symposium, Jill Dolan on the rebirth of viewing pleasure: By taking a fresh look at popular culture, students are breathing new life into feminist theories of a generation ago. Why are guys afraid to wear Speedos? American men need to get over their Freudian fear of showing off their junk. Molly Redden on the complicated politics of reporting on female mega-donors. Amina Mama on challenging militarized masculinities. Why does everyone expect women to smile all the time? Katy Waldman wants to know. Arika Okrent on the tiny island where men have their own language. Emma Brockes reviews What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner. Michael McVeighon the lament of the 21st century man. Marc Tracy on what happens to pregnant women at a Big Law firm. Soren Bowie on 4 things every modern man should be able to do. It’s page three, not online porn, that is the real threat to young women’s health and happiness. Uh-Oh, here come Masculinity Studies. Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination, or Greenspan’s, or Volcker’s — that's how privilege works in practice: Gender is invisible when it comes to male appointees but a constant presence when it comes to female appointees. Why men need women: The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men toward being generous, studies show.