From Diametros, a special issue on Kant’s Moral Philosophy and Contemporary Practical Ethics. Enzo Rossi (Amsterdam) and Matthew Sleat (Sheffield): Realism in Normative Political Theory. David Sidorsky (Columbia): Monistic Ideals, Plural Values, and the Limits of Philosophy. Robert Jubb (Leicester) and Enzo Rossi (Amsterdam): Political Norms and Moral Values and Why Moralists Should Be Afraid of Political Values: A Rejoinder. Md. Munir Hossain Talukder (Jahangirnagar): In Defence of Geo-Cultural Identity: An Argument Against Kymlicka's View of Multiculturalism and Minority Rights. Emanuela Ceva (Pavia): Toleration, Respect, and the Cultural Defense. Justin Bruner (UC-Irvine): Diversity, Tolerance and the Social Contract. Fabian Schuppert (QUB): Towards a Republican Understanding of Equality: Non-Domination, Non-Alienation and Social Equality. Adam McLaughlin (Ottawa): Non-domination as Positive Liberty: A Taylorian Assessment of Pettit's Freedom as Non-domination. Alan M. S. J. Coffee (King's College): Two Spheres of Domination: Republican Theory, Social Norms and the Insufficiency of Negative Freedom. Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern): Moral Education in the Liberal State. Petra Gumplova (Giessen): Morality as a Political Problem. Anne Schwenkenbecher (Murdoch): Joint Duties and Global Moral Obligations. William A. Edmundson (Georgia State): Ought We to Do What We Ought to be Made to Do? G.A. Cohen on the Political and the Personal. Donald J. Kochan (Chapman): The Mask of Virtue: Theories of Aretaic Legislation in a Public Choice Perspective. Gopal Guru on two conceptions of morality: A political reading.
Aziz Rana (Cornell): Constitutionalism and the Foundations of the Security State. Yaniv Heled (Georgia State): On Patenting Human Organisms or How the Abortion Wars Feed into the Ownership Fallacy. Martin Bartenberger (Vienna): John Dewey and David Graeber: Elements of Radical Democracy in Pragmatist and Anarchist Thinking. Hershey H. Friedman (Brooklyn) and Linda Weiser Friedman (Baruch): Why Spirituality Belongs in the Business Curriculum. Snezana Zhana Vrangalova (NYU): Who Benefits from Casual Sex? The Moderating Role of Sociosexuality. From Lawyers, Guns and Money, Erik Loomis on a completely legal act; and rarely has a more vacuous and useless question been asked with greater frequency. David DesRosiers reviews Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human by William Tucker. Helen Croydon on a serious argument for ditching monogamy: The current model of lifelong, cohabiting monogamous partnership has never been such an outdated ideal. Felix Salmon on the Piketty pessimist. Jonathan Chait on Chris Hayes, the Keystone pipeline, and environmental activism. In 2008, Elizabeth Warren thought she was done with Washington — then she got a call from Harry Reid: An excerpt from A Fighting Chance. Why do racist words bring more accountability than racist practices? The introduction to Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution by Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat. From Noah to Moses, why the renewed interest in Bible films?
John C. Coates and Suraj Srinivasan (Harvard): SOX after Ten Years: A Multidisciplinary Review. Malcolm S. Salter (HBS): Annals of Crony Capitalism: Revisiting the AIG Bailout. Robert W. McGee (Fayetteville State): Bailouts, Opportunity Cost and Utilitarian Ethics: A Law and Economics Analysis. Shann Turnbull (IISG) and Michael Pirson (Fordham): Minimizing a “Key Cause” of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Governance Failure. L. Randall Wray (Missouri): Central Bank Independence: Myth and Misunderstanding. Alexander Gill (NCSU): Ben Bernanke: Theory and Practice. Justin Fox on what Alan Greenspan has learned since 2008; and on how economics PhDs took over the Federal Reserve. Tom Streithorst on a brief glossary of financial cataclysm. Financialization depends on a standardized product — what happens when it’s applied to people? The toughest cop on Wall Street you've never heard of: David Dayen on how Benjamin Lawsky's making big banks pay. How mega-banks destroyed America: Josh Eidelson interviews former Goldman Sachs managing director Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power. Simon Johnson on the end of our financial illusions. Andre Douglas Pond Cummings reviews Lawless Capitalism: The Subprime Crisis and the Case for an Economic Rule of Law by Steven Ramirez. If our food system was regulated the same way our financial system is we would have food poisoning all the time. John Authers reviews Money Mania: Booms, Panics and Busts from Ancient Greece to the Great Meltdown by Bob Swarup. Isaac Chotiner interviews Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt: “I feel such despair at how the government responded to the financial crisis”. Is a banking ban the answer? Paul Krugman wonders.
Asa Palviainen (Jyvaskyla): National Identity and a Transnational Space: The Strength of Tradition in a Time of Change. Ganzi Isharaza (Leeds): Examining the Relevance of National Borders in a Globalized World. Olivier Walther (Southern Denmark) and Denis Retaille (Bordeaux): Rethinking Borders in a Mobile World: An Alternative Model. Liam Anderson (Wright): Ethnofederalism in Comparative Perspective. Boris Bizumic (ANU): Who Coined the Concept of Ethnocentrism? Sergio Fabbrini (LUISS): Navigating the Murky Waters of Nationalism: Why Europeans Have to Consider the American Experience. A Brief Report. Richard Arneson (UCSD): Is Patriotism Immoral? Michael S. Kochin (Tel Aviv): Education after Freedom. Paul Anderson (Pompeu Fabra): Scotland and Catalonia: A Tale of Two Nations, from Devolution to Independence? Asya Pereltsvaig on Brittany, another independence-seeking European region. Basil Chulev on the invention of the "Slavic" fairytale. Jean A. Stuntz reviews Borders: A Very Short Introduction by Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen. Hanna Clutterbuck reviews Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism by Azar Gat. The entropy of nations: If Adam Smith were a physicist and alive in the 21st century he might be tempted to compare people or nations to molecules and to replace the phrase "hidden hand" with "thermodynamic process". John O’Sullivan on the case for nationalism. Self-determination, a right in three parts: Emily Catherine Davis on exploring the history of the principle and the legitimacy of claims to the right by persons, states, and dependent peoples in international law.
From BMC Medical Ethics, Yasuko Takezawa (Kyoto) et al: Human Genetic Research, Race, Ethnicity and the Labeling of Populations: Recommendations Based on an Interdisciplinary Workshop in Japan. From n+1, most of us, understandably, are more concerned with economics on the personal scale of budgets and paychecks and debt and less interested in economics on the corporate scale of interstate commerce or monopolies or taxable presences — Amazon’s violation of the spirit (if not the letter) of American tax and anti-monopoly laws is abstract; one’s rent, phone bill, spending money, student loan payments, a lot less so. Cliven Bundy betrays Rightbloggers, forcing them to denounce (some of) his crazy ideas. Alexis Madrigal and Adrienne LaFrance on a guide to (and history of) a contested idea: If net neutrality is so important, why is it so controversial? (and more) Ryan Singel on how the FCC plans to save the Internet by destroying it: An explainer. Carlos Lozada on how to write a Thomas Piketty think piece, in 10 easy steps. Kerry says Israel is headed toward "apartheid" — this was not a savvy thing to say, but that doesn't mean it was wrong. High plains moochers: At the heart of the Cliven Bundy standoff was a perversion of the concept of freedom. This is modern racism’s face: Carolyn Edgar on how Sterling and Bundy aren't vestiges of another time — they are the embodiment of Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann's ideas (and more). Michael Tomasky on Donald Sterling and the neverending fantasy of “Democrat” racism. Ned O'Gorman on going beyond the democratic “experience” of an archive.
George S. Rigakos and Aysegul Ergul (Carleton): The Pacification of the American Working Class: A Time Series Analysis. Is the workplace prison or sanctuary? From dark 19th-century quarters to Silicon Valley playground, the office has long divided opinion. Sophie McBain in why we should all be working less. Catherine Rampell on treating wage theft as a criminal offense. Ben Casselman on how the biggest predictor of how long you’ll be unemployed is when you lose your job. Manufacturing is doing great, but not for workers — here’s what that means. Annie Lowrey on how the recovery has created far more low-wage jobs than better-paid ones. People think we're in a recession — don't blame them. Why is the recovery so agonizingly slow? Mark Thoma wants to know. The road to recovery: Tom Streithorst on the state of the economy and how to fix it. 50 years into the War on Poverty, hardship hits back. Disgorge the cash: J.W. Mason on how capitalists are self-sabotaging because they're always looking to cash out. Joshua Hanan and Justin Eckstein on the American debt crisis and Twitter. In this new gilded age, we should remind ourselves of a central guiding purpose of America’s original antitrust law, and use it no less boldly. James Surowiecki reviews Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters by Walter A. Friedman. The government was crucial after all: Jeff Madrick reviews The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths by Mariana Mazzucato and Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State by William H. Janeway. David Cay Johnston on why Thomas Jefferson favored profit sharing.
Stanislav Shekshnia (INSEAD), Alena Ledeneva (UCL), and Elena Denisova-Schmidt (Harvard): How to Mitigate Corruption in Emerging Markets: The Case of Russia. Anastasiia Rassadovskaia and Andrey Aistov (HSE): Corruption Perceptions in Russia: Economic or Social Issue? Arseniy Khitrov (HSE): Representations of the Police in Contemporary Russian Police TV-Series. From Tradition, Family, and Property, is there no alternative other than Putin’s dictatorship or the secularist dictatorship of the European Union, which imposes same-sex “marriage,” abortion and euthanasia? Russia’s action man: John Lloyd reviews The Putin Mystique: Inside Russia’s Power Cult by Anna Arutunyan and Kicking the Kremlin: Russia’s New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple Putin by Marc Bennetts. Russia’s friends in black: Why Europe’s populists and radicals admire Vladimir Putin. The data are in: Life under Putin is a continuous downward spiral into despair. A nation perpetually under a rhumb: Michiko Kakutani reviews Russians by Gregory Feifer. Is Russia suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? Sean Guillory on a psychological explanation for Russia's behavior in Ukraine. Under Russia, life in Crimea grows chaotic. Homo Sovieticus: Linda Kinstler on Russians on Russianness. John Freedman on Russia's new culture war. Pavel Durov, founder of VKontakte, Russia’s “Facebook” says he was ousted, Putin’s men in “complete control” of the site. Dozhd TV, Russia's last independent TV channel, is fighting for its life — and it's asking for your help. Alan Devenish on what it’s like to be a Russian journalist. How safe is Putin? Nick Butler on why the view of Russia as a one man dictatorship is not entirely correct.
Robert Seyfert (Konstanz): The Problem of Order and the Specter of Chaos. Francisco Ribeiro (Sorocaba): Economic Aspects of Omnipotence. Oliver Watts (Sydney): Prince Harry: Performing Princeliness. Oh, how they like to dish: A conversation with Liz Smith, gossip columnist and Jess Cagle, editorial director of People magazine. Can liberals and conservatives come together to support families? Drop city and the utopian communes: A sample chapter from Living Beyond the Law: Lessons from Pirates, Prisoners, Lepers and Survivors by Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson. Art is lie: Alice Robb on how famous violinists can't tell a Stradivarius from a newly-manufactured violin. Blow up the Times op-eEd page, and start again: The New York Times Op-Ed page is the best real estate in media — why is the Times OK with it being so embarrassing? Maybe those Obamacare plan cancellations weren't as bad as you've heard — of course, that would suggest the media overhyped the story, and that never happens. What do the things you carry say about you? Erin B. Taylor investigates. Dennis Scimeca on the controversial world of Nazi video games. What do Swiss mountains, Aretha Franklin, and the Bosphorus have to do with history and refugee studies? Francesca Piana explains. What’s left of Macondo? Ericka Beckman investigates. Jeff Madrick on why inequality is not the problem. Marc Tracy on the story of how a 700-page French economics book topped Amazon — and sent a small publisher scrambling. The 1-Star Amazon reviews of Thomas Piketty's book are pretty funny.
Jeremy R. Levine and Carl Gershenson (Harvard): From Political to Material Inequality: Race, Immigration, and Requests for Public Goods. Jeffrey M. Schmitt (Florida Coastal): Immigration Enforcement Reform: Learning from the History of Fugitive Slave Rendition. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez (Capital): Creating Crimmigration. Alissa R. Ackerman and Rich Furman (Washington) and Meghan Sacks (Fairleigh Dickinson): The New Penology Revisited: The Criminalization of Immigration as a Pacification Strategy (and more). From The Social Contract, a special issue on immigration and the end of the American Dream. Tom Romero (Denver): Observations on History, Law, and the Rise of the New Jim Crow in State-Level Immigration Law and Policy for Latinos. John D. Skrentny and Jane Lilly Lopez (UCSD): Obama's Immigration Reform: The Triumph of Executive Action. Elina Treyger (George Mason): The Deportation Conundrum. A history of exclusion: Prerna Lal Schubiner on U.S. deportation policy since 1882. Anna O. Law on lies, damned lies, and Obama’s deportation statistics: Confusion about immigration statistics lies behind the debate over Obama as the "deporter in chief." Nora Caplan-Bricker on what it will take for Obama to satisfy his immigration critics. Benjy Sarlin on how America’s harshest immigration law failed. Cedric Gordon on when diversity for diversity's sake is not enough: Should black immigrants receive the benefit of affirmative action at the detriment of native blacks? Benjamin Newman, Todd K Hartman, Patrick L. Lown and Stanley Feldman on how humanitarian values and cues tend to promote support for immigration reform in the United States, including a more permissive immigration policy. For immigrants, the ROI on Americanized names is pretty good.
From The Nation, Timothy Shenk on Thomas Piketty and Millennial Marxists on the scourge of inequality: Capitalism’s new critics take on an economics run amok. Thomas Piketty doesn’t hate capitalism — he just wants to fix it. Why hasn’t democracy saved us from inequality? Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage on how (fantastic storyteller) Thomas Piketty’s bestseller raises as many questions as it answers (and more and more). Thomas Piketty is right: Robert Solow reviews Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Daniel Altman on everything you need to know to talk about inequality. What do average Americans think about inequality? Claude Fischer wonders. Why wouldn’t people want to reduce inequality? David Siegel on how economic elites, and the media can make us more comfortable with inequality. Income inequality in the U.S. is now as bad as it was in aristocratic Europe — are the bread riots finally coming? Don’t blame the Internet for rising inequality: John Quiggin on how inequality is caused by ideology, not technology. If we see inequality because of technology, it's because the government wanted us to have inequality. Better insurance against inequality: The tax system could be tweaked to respond whenever the income gap widens. Helaine Olen on why self help is no help for inequality. Stephen Bezruchka on how inequality kills. Jaime Fuller on 10 numbers that explain why income inequality is a hot topic. Danny Vinik interviews Robert Shiller on his plan to prevent massive income inequality in the future. Will phony populists hijack the fight against inequality? These days everyone wants to “create opportunity”, but few want a class war.