Andra C. Ghent (ASU): The Historical Origins of America's Mortgage Laws. Atin Basuchoudhary (VMI), Raja Mazumder (GWU), and Vahan Simoyan (FDA): The Evolution of Cooperation: How Patience Matters. Hackett reviews Welfare States and Immigrant Rights: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion by Diane Sainsbury. An interview with the Economist’s Greg Ip on the inside story on business reporting. Pancratius C. Beentjes reviews Celibacy in the Ancient World: Its Ideal and Practice in Pre-Hellenistic Israel, Mesopotamia, and Greece by Dale Launderville. From jukeboxes to YouTube: Jason Diamond on how Billboard is catching up with the times. Rebecca Ariel Porte reviews Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting by Sianne Ngai. Charles Taylor delivers the second annual Alex Fountain Memorial Lecture, under the title “Is Democracy in Danger?” David Runciman reviews The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle. Bruce Schneier on Lance Armstrong and the prisoners’ dilemma of doping in professional sports. Research suggests our sense of smell is “devolving”.