From the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies, Winthrop D. Jordan (Mississippi): Historical Origins of the One-Drop Racial Rule in the United States; Daniel McNeil (DePaul): Slimy Subjects and Neoliberal Goods: Obama and the Children of Fanon; Guy Emerson Mount reviews The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing by Greg Carter; and Michele Elam reviews Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial by Ralina L. Joseph. Carlos Andres Perez Hernandez (Tartu): The Constitutive Role of Emotions in the Discursive Construction of the “People”: A Look into Obama’s 2008 “Race Speech”. Ta-Nehisi Coates on how Black America talks to the White House. Jarvis Tyner on how African-American struggles are key in the fight for progress. Richard Thompson Ford on the simple falsehoods of race: The old debate between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington lives on, but the terms have been flipped on their heads. Thomas J. Sugrue on how there is no figure in recent American history whose memory is more distorted and words more drained of content than Martin Luther King. Betty DeRamus on going beyond the Black History Month hit parade. Mary-Alice Daniel on the history white people need to learn: Anyone who wants "white history month" should learn instead about how whiteness has been used to discriminate. Paul Berman on the true story of America's first black female slave novelist: The once-unidentified writer of The Bondwoman's Narrative, and a stunning story that goes from North Carolina to revolutionary Nicaragua to the free North.
Stephan Lewandowsky, John Cook, and Klaus Oberauer (Western Australia) and Michael Marriott-Hubble (Climate Realities Research): Recursive Fury: Conspiracist Ideation in the Blogosphere in Response to Research on Conspiracist Ideation. Anthony Masino (ETSU): DOMA: How Tax Compliance Post Windsor Has Created a Fiscal Time Bomb for Jurisdictions that Deny Same-Sex Marriages. Anthony C. Infanti (Pittsburgh): Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy? Charles Korsmo (Case Western): Market Efficiency and Fraud on the Market: The Promise and Peril of Halliburton. “Everything suckism”: Nico Lang von the self-fulfilling prophesy that ensures everything sucks. From NYRB, can privacy be saved? A review essay on surveillance and privacy by David Cole. Live and let leak: Jack Shafer on state secrets in the Snowden era. Joshua Tucker on what you need to know about Ukraine. Julia Ioffe on how the Ukraine protests are Vladimir Putin's worst nightmare. Is there opportunity in art history? Felix Salmon wonders. Nilanjana Roy on how Indian intellectuals are being bullied by Right-wing extremists. Andrew K. Knoll reviews Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur: Mythology and Geology of the Underworld by Salomon Kroonenberg. Pain and progress: Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller? Nathan Coppedge on the Manifesto of Sophology: “This movement did not yet exist in Wikipedia, so I decided to start it myself”. Jacob Silverman on 14 worst case scenarios involving Google's growing robot army.
Ronald J. Gilson (Stanford) and Reinier Kraakman (Harvard): Market Efficiency after the Financial Crisis: It's Still a Matter of Information Costs. Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson (MIT), Amir Kermani (UC-Berkeley), James Kwak (UConn), and Todd Mitton (BYU): The Value of Connections in Turbulent Times: Evidence from the United States. Wendy Gerwick Couture (Idaho): Around the World of Securities Fraud in 80 Motions to Dismiss. James Jacobs (NYU): Is Labor Union Corruption Special? The One Percent Solution: Reuven S. Avi-Yonah and Ariel Siman on why the tax returns of publicly traded US corporations should be made public and how this can be achieved without legislation. Philip Mirowski’s Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste seeks to discredit economic explanations of the crisis, but in so doing discounts any possible political alternatives to neoliberalism. Is growth getting harder, and if so, why, and what can we do about it? Brad DeLong on a reader's guide to the techno-growth stagnation arguments of Robert Gordon, Tyler Cowen, and Brink Lindsey. Lost decades, secular stagnation, gloomy growth prospects are in the news: To understand the outlook, better first be clear about the recent past. Ben White on how Washington beat Wall Street (and Mike Konczal on how Washington has not defeated Wall Street yet — here are four remaining fights). The paradoxical genesis of too-big-to-fail: Thomas S. Umlauft on how distrust towards big banks led to TBTF. After Chattanooga: Rich Yeselson on examining the roots of the United Auto Workers’ defeat at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant. In its minimum-wage report, the CBO places its thumb on the scale.