Santosh Anagol (Penn), Alvin Etang, and Dean S. Karlan (Yale): Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism? From Foreign Affairs, Ruchir Sharma on the rise of the rest of India: In Indian politics, caste and religion still matter, but in many states, economic competence now matters more — things look bad in New Delhi, but the capital is not the whole of India. Partha Dasgupta on getting India wrong: Critics and supporters of the country’s economic liberalisation make the same error — they forget about pollution and population. Raghuram Rajan is India’s new central banker — God help him. Made Outside India: As growth slows and reforms falter, economic activity is shifting out of India. If India's really booming, why is the rupee crashing? How India got its funk: India’s economy is in its tightest spot since 1991 — now, as then, the answer is to be bold (and more). What happened to India's economic miracle? Subcontinental drift: A slowing economy, an exploding submarine, corruption scandals — what's happened to India? India’s Dongria Kondh tribe has overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights. The “Proud Not Primitive” campaigns challenges the prevailing view in India that tribal peoples are “backwards” and “primitive”. Exploiting tragedy: Shiladitya Verma on dark tourism.
Francesco Di Iorio (Duke): Hayek's the Sensory Order and Gadamer's Phenomenological Hermeneutics. The UN International Labour Organization creates a new guide aims to eliminate child slavery, prostitution. Intellectuals and politics: A scholar of intellectual history, Cambridge professor Stefan Collini has entered the thick of controversies over higher education in England. Mark Leon Goldberg on a no-win situation in Syria for the UN and international law. Why won't Obama explain his grand strategy? Stephen Walt wants to know. The Impeachniks Roar: Before you know it, every Republican member of Congress is going to have to take a stand. Why do haters have to hate? Newly identified personality trait holds clues. Vogue makes a complete joke out of Google, and Google doesn’t even notice. Jannis Bruhl on why NSA snooping is a bigger deal in Germany. After slaying of Christopher Lane, Rightbloggers revive the old Ooga Booga. The Monkey Cage blog is moving to the Washington Post. David Carr on how the war on leaks is pitting journalist vs. journalist. Max Fisher on the simple case for (and against) limited U.S. strikes on Syria. Senator Rand Paul says food stamps are just like slavery. Yes, Greenwald is a journalist: The First Amendment doesn't discriminate against being anti-establishment, activist or working for a foreign outlet. Meet the Dread Pirate Roberts, the man behind booming black market drug website Silk Road.
From HBR, the rise of the megacorporation: An interview with Richard Adelstein, author of The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1864-1914. When CEOs solved America’s problems: Mark S. Mizruchi on how to revive the post-war era of corporate responsibility. From The Wilson Quarterly, Daniel Akst on automation anxiety: The automation crisis of the 1960s created a surge of alarm over technology’s job-killing effects — there is a lot we can learn from it; and Scott Winship on the truth about jobs: The great American job machine is sputtering, but it has not lost any of its underlying power. David Autor and David Dorn on how technology wrecks the middle class (and more and more). Bryce Covert on how it's not the fault of the long-term unemployed that they can't find jobs. Bismarck is lovely this time of year: To fix the economy, we need to encourage people to start moving again. For immigrants working toward the American Dream, some employers are now helping them reach their dream of becoming Americans. There's a new study that says welfare pays better than work — here's why it's total nonsense. Why do the people raising our children earn poverty wages? Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves. You can go home again: What’s so awful about living with one’s parents? Kim Velsey on the misery of being merely upper middle class: The haves demand sympathy for not being have-mores.