Tom C. W. Lin (Temple): The New Financial Industry. Manuel A. Utset (FSU): Financial System Engineering. James Angel (Georgetown): When Finance Meets Physics: The Impact of the Speed of Light on Financial Markets and Their Regulation. The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street: An excerpt from Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (and more). Kevin Roose on what it’s like to star in a Michael Lewis book; and on 9 gripes from a leading high-frequency trader about Michael Lewis’s “one-sided” book. Should you worry about high-frequency trading? High-speed trading isn't about efficiency, it's about cheating: When hedge funds use bots to buy and sell stocks within milliseconds, they're not improving the market — they're rigging the market. The new faces of Wall Street: An excerpt from Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits by Kevin Roose (and more and more and more and more and more). The truth is out: Money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it. Locking up the banksters — it's not hard: This speaks volumes about the nature of justice in the United States today. Sorry, Wall Street, the crash wasn't everyone's fault: Dean Starkman on exposing the big lie of the post-2008 economy. Lynn Stuart Parramore on why Wall Street loves Dixie: When bankers express fondness for the Old South, they ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie. Finance and societies: Pedro Bossio on lessons to be learned from the early Middle Ages. The return of securitisation: A much-maligned financial innovation is in the early stages of a comeback.
The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Dharma Studies is out. Jeremy Wisnewski (Hartwick): Violence, Terrorism, and Corporate Colonialism: Or, Better Ways to Spend Time at Wal-Mart (“on the permissibility of anti-corporate sabotage”). From Public Seminar, Eli Zaretsky on the War on Fascism. From New York, Frank Rich on the National Circus: Obama won the Obamacare War, but the GOP won’t concede; and Bradley Cooper did not save Obamacare. Jonathan Cohn on why it's OK to feel good about Obamacare again — it was worth it, probably. Will the haters ever stop hating? If you can't complain about how no one wants Obamacare, complain there are long lines to get it, plus communism — you can't lose! Mark Strauss on what the GOP's war on science looks like. Archaeologists and historians come out on top in a battle against The National Geographic Channel. Predicting the future of your marriage, algorithmically: The creators of the dating website OK Cupid claim that an algorithm based on the answers to three apparently daft questions (“Do you like horror movies?” “Have you ever travelled around another country alone?” and “Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?”) are predictive of whether a couple will stay together. Supreme Court’s abomination: Paul Campos on how the McCutcheon decision will destroy American politics. Billionaire politics is here to stay.
Thomas V. Cunningham (Pitt): Rawlsian Reflective Equilibrium. Enzo Rossi (Amsterdam): Legitimacy and Consensus in Rawls' Political Liberalism. Ben Cross (Sydney): Rawlsian Liberalism, Justice for the Worst Off, and the Limited Capacity of Political Institutions. Alberto De Luigi (Milan): Liberalism and the Principle of Difference: Rawls Tested by Larmore's Theory, Part I. Justin Bruner (UC-Irvine): Rawlsian Distributions: An Experimental Approach. Jennifer Bird-Pollan (Kentucky): Unseating Privilege: Rawls, Equality of Opportunity, and Wealth Transfer Taxation. Fabian Schuppert (QUB): In Search of a Just Political Economy: Why We Should Go Beyond Rawls's POD and Schefczyk's RUWS. Jeppe von Platz (Suffolk): Are Economic Liberties Basic Rights? David Ronnegard and N. Craig Smith (INSEAD): Shareholders vs. Stakeholders: How Liberal and Libertarian Political Philosophy Frames the Basic Debate in Business Ethics. Kirsten Hager (Jena) and Nicole Becker and Jan Heufer (Dortmund): Revealed Notions of Distributive Justice I: Theory; and Revealed Notions of Distributive Justice II: Experimental Evidence. Kazutaka Inamura (Keio): Civic Virtue and Fraternity: Problems of Rawls’s Luck Neutralizing Approach. Marcus Arvan (Tampa): First Steps Toward a Nonideal Theory of Justice. Gareth Martin Thomas and Tim Banks (Cardiff): We Aren't Racing a Fair Race: Rawls, Sen, and the Paralympic Games. Forthcoming in The Rawls Lexicon, here is the entry on legitimate expectations by Martin O’Neill. The Theory of Justice musical is the nerdiest thing you’ll see all day.