Luis Andueza (King’s College): Value, Struggle, and the Production of Nature. Jason W. Moore (Binghamton): The Rise of Cheap Nature. Benjamin Kunkel reviews The Birth of the Anthropocene by Jeremy Davies; Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital by Jason Moore; and Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam-Power and the Roots of Global Warming by Andreas Malm. Ulrich Brand (Vienna): How to Get Out of the Multiple Crisis? Contours of a Critical Theory of Social-Ecological Transformation. Julia M. Puaschunder (New School): Sunny Side Up: From Climate Change Burden Sharing to Fair Global Warming Benefits Distribution: Groundwork on the Metaphysics of the Gains of Global Warming and the Climatorial Imperative; and Climate Policies with Burden Sharing: The Economics of Climate Financing.

Christian Tarsney (Maryland): Does a Discount Rate Measure the Costs of Climate Change? Jonathan White (LSE): Climate Change and the Generational Timescape. Philip E. Graves (Colorado): Global Climate Policy Will Have Net Benefits Larger Than Anyone Thinks (and Welfare Gains, Strangely, Are Likely To Be Much Larger Yet).


Thread: “Going to say again: Putin or Trump don't actually need to have anything on the GOP Congress to force their complicity”. Who stopped McCarthy? Sam Tanenhaus on what the history of Republican infighting can teach us today. National Review in the wilderness: The magazine was famously “Against Trump”, now it's anti-anti-Trump, and increasingly pro-Trump — what does it stand for now? American Affairs, a new journal sympathetic to the president, makes an uneven debut. Best known for her turn on The Apprentice, Omarosa Manigault — a former Democrat turned “Trumplican” — now holds an important position inside the White House; her rise has sent black Republicans into an existential crisis as they find themselves trying to get a seat at the table. Thousands of furious Trump fans can’t stop visiting a website that pretends Clinton won.


From Economia: History/Methodology/Philosophy, a special issue on Psychology and Economics in Historical Perspective (and part 2). Mind over matter: Is scarcity as much about psychology as it is economics? Jean Francois Bissonnette (Nanterre): From the Moral to the Neural: Brain Scans, Decision-Making, and the Problematization of Economic (Ir)rationality. Jaime Palomera and Theodora Vetta (Barcelona): Moral Economy: Rethinking a Radical Concept. Kenneth W. Stikkers (Southern Illinois): Redefining the Meaning of “Morality”: A Chapter in the Cultural Politics of Capitalism. When economics had ethics: Debra Satz on remembering Kenneth Arrow.

Mancy Luo (Tilburg), Alberto Manconi (Bocconi), and Massimo Massa (INSEAD): Much Ado About Nothing: Is the Market Affected by Political Bias? Alexander William Salter (Texas Tech): The Constitution of Economic Expertise: Deep History, Extended Present, and the Institutions of Economic Scholarship. Elaine Coburn (Glendon): Economics as Ideology: Challenging Expert Political Power. Elizabeth Berman (SUNY Albany): From Economic to Social Regulation: How the Deregulatory Moment Strengthened Economists’ Policy Position; and How Experts Can, and Can’t, Change Policy: Economics, Antitrust, and the Linked Evolution of the Academic and Policy Fields. Mark Buchanan on Kenneth Arrow and the misunderstanding at the core of economics.

Ivan Boldyrev (HSE) and Ekaterina Svetlova (Leicester): After the Turn: How the Performativity of Economics Matters. The ways that pop economics hurt America: Noah Smith reviews Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality by James Kwak; and on 5 economics terms we all should use. The curse of Econ 101: When it comes to basic policy questions such as the minimum wage, introductory economics can be more misleading than it is helpful. The wrongest profession: Dean Baker on how economists have botched the promise of widely distributed prosperity — and why they have no intention of stopping now.


Erin L. Sheley (Calgary): A Broken Windows Theory of Sexual Assault Enforcement. Lars Hornuf and Marc Oliver Rieger (Trier): Can Television Reduce Xenophobia? The Case of East Germany. Sue Halpern on the Assange distraction. How the CIA forgot the art of spying: With the war on terror came a new, more militarized way of gathering intelligence, but now, America needs the kind of spooks who can work the cocktail party circuit — more James Bond, less Jason Bourne. All the president’s lies: The untruths about Russia are escalating. Weekly list of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities debuts. What’s Madison Avenue pitching now? Cultural and political awareness.


Let’s start telling the truth about what the Supreme Court does. Gorsuch/Garland: Is the Supreme Court a “majoritarian” institution? Ed Kilgore on how to understand the Gorsuch confirmation fight. Here are 10 questions Neil Gorsuch doesn’t want to answer. How Trump's Supreme Court pick quietly wipes out environmental cases. Does Neil Gorsuch believe in liberty and equality for all? The judge's selective approach to constitutional originalism raises serious questions about his respect for the Second Founding after the Civil War. Neil Gorsuch could be the most conservative justice on the Supreme Court. The Democratic response to Gorsuch is easy: Just say no.


From ProPublica, Julia Angwin, Terry Parris Jr. and Surya Mattu on what Facebook knows about you; and Facebook doesn't tell users everything it really knows about them. Facebook claimed it couldn't possibly sway an election — its own business team thinks otherwise. After Trump, will Twitter wither? The rise of its most famous user, and defection of its top executives, would seem to spell doom for Twitter -- but there may be a silver lining. Why we can't fix Twitter: Social media is broken — when will we realize that we're the problem? The first chapter from #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media by Cass Sunstein.


From Lawfare, Benjamin Wittes on how to read what Comey said. Josh Marshall on what we learned during Comey’s testimony at the House Intelligence Committee. Let’s revisit all those times Trump surrogates said you can’t elect someone under FBI investigation. We lost a war: Timothy Snyder on how Russia’s interference in our election was much more than simple mischief-making. The revolt of the judges: Benjamin Wittes and Quinta Jurecic on what happens when the judiciary doesn’t trust the president’s oath. Want to keep the president at bay? Two consultants have an inside track. Two months in, Trump may already own a first: Most corrupt POTUS ever. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hires Preet Bharara corruption prosecutor to examine Trump administration (and more).

Trump wants to defund PBS — Sesame Street brutally parodied him for decades. White House defends President Trump’s golf habit and argues it’s different from Obama’s. Paul Krugman on America’s epidemic of infallibility: No apologies, no regrets, no learning from experience. Trump’s method, our madness: What we’re all experiencing now is somewhat like the confusion an analyst encounters with a psychotic patient. Brian Resnick on 7 psychological concepts that explain the Trump era of politics.

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