Ira P. Robbins (American): What Is the Meaning of “Like”?: The First Amendment Implications of Social-Media Expression. Mudra Mukesh and Dilney Goncalves (IEBS): The Curse of Online Friends: The Detrimental Effects of Online Social Network Usage on Well-Being. From the International Journal of Internet Science, Galit Nimrod (Ben-Gurion): Challenging the Internet Paradox: Online Depression Communities and Well-Being; and Constantin M. Bosancianu (CEU), and Steve Powell and Esad Bratovic (proMENTE): Social Capital and Pro-Social Behavior Online and Offline. Andrea Peterson on the four lamest excuses in MIT’s report on Aaron Swartz. Trial by Twitter: Ariel Levy on the Steubenville rape case online. Should Reddit be blamed for the spreading of a smear? Jay Caspian Kang investigates. Does anything go? Bridget Todd on the rise and fall of a racist corner of Reddit. Is there room for racism on Reddit? Claire Hardaker on Internet trolls: A guide to the different flavours. Star Wars: Tom Vanderbilt on how online review culture is dotted with black holes of bad taste. Exposed: The dark side of the internet, where you can buy drugs, sex and indecent images. Kevin Poulsen on the Secret Service agent who collared cybercrooks by selling them fake IDs. Glenn Greenwald on how the NSA tool XKeyscore collects “nearly everything a user does on the internet”.

A new issue of the Journal of Conflictology is out. Paul J. Heald (Illinois): How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear (and How Secondary Liability Rules Help Resurrect Old Songs). We've learned to tune out the constant bombardment of advertisements; Scott McLemee looks at a new analysis of techniques for commanding consumer attention. Bradford DeLong on why Obama should pick Summers to lead the Fed: If times were normal, first choice among the Fab Five would be Yellen. Who has a woman problem? Emma Carmichael investigates. Irin Carmon on things that look like feminism but aren’t. Don't ignore the trolls — feed them until they explode. The future of advertising agencies: Omnicom and Publicis are combining to try to stay on top of a rapidly changing industry, but sheer size will be no guarantee of success. Andrew O’Hehir on the age of revolution, 1989-2013 and counting: From the Berlin Wall to Cairo, we live in an era of anti-authoritarian revolution that may transform the world. Ezra Klein on the problem with covering policy as politics: Does every new policy idea really need Republican support to be taken seriously? Francis Wilkinson on how guns are for white people. In the secret state: Public opinion may be shifting, at last, against government intrusiveness. Stan Persky on re-re-reading Gore Vidal: A first anniversary requiem and a remembrance of what he really stood for.

Chios C. Carmody (UWO): The Shirts on Our Backs: The Rana Plaza Disaster, Interdependence, and the Shifting Locus of Responsibility. Christopher David Ruiz Cameron (Southwestern): The Rule of Law Goes to Work: How Collective Bargaining May Promote Access to Justice in the U.S., Canada, and Around the World. Judy Fudge (Victoria) and Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv): Justice in a Globalizing World: Resolving Conflicts Involving Workers Rights beyond the Nation State. Avery Kolers (Louisville): How Sweatshops are Immoral. Evgeny Kuzmin on how migrant workers are finding opportunity in the Russian Far East. 10 hardest working countries: Where in the world do workers toil the most each year? Jason Hickel on why it's time for a global minimum wage: Capitalism has been globalised, but the rules that protect people from capitalism have not. These miserable Chinese factory workers suffer for your cheap iPhones. Matthew Yglesias on how Apple is stealing wages from Apple Store employees. What is life like for an Amazon worker? Hamilton Nolan investigates. Think your office is soulless? Check out this Amazon fulfillment center. After decades of decline, black lung on the rise in Eastern Kentucky. A movement of one-day strikes carried out across the country by low-wage fast-food workers is gaining steam (and more at Vice and more by Kevin Drum).

Daron Acemoglu (MIT), Georgy Egorov (Northwestern), and Konstantin Sonin (CEPR): Political Economy in a Changing World. Chris Armstrong (Southampton): Against "Permanent Sovereignty" over Natural Resources; and Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Justice. Ariel BenYishay (UNSW) and Roger Betancourt (Maryland): Unbundling Democracy: Tilly Trumps Schumpeter. Friedrich Schneider (Linz) and Colin C. Williams (Sheffield): The Shadow Economy. Joseph Ato Forson, Jakkaphong Janrattanagul, and Emmanuel Carsamer (NIDA): Culture Matters: A Test of Rationality on Economic Growth. Geoffrey Gareth Jones (Harvard): Debating the Responsibility of Capitalism in Historical and Global Perspective. Axel Dreher, Vera Z. Eichenauer, and Kai Gehring (Heidelberg): Geopolitics, Aid and Growth. Ross P. Buckley (UNSW): The Bankruptcy of Nations: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. You can download Pathways to Freedom Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions, ed. Isobel Coleman and Terra Lawson-Remer. Daniel Altman on the nearly foolproof recipe to make poor countries richer. The introduction to Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power by Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon and Ashby H. B. Monk. Welcome to the geopolitics of trade, where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli. Isaac Nakhimovsky reviews Translating Empire: Emulation and the Origins of Political Economy by Sophus A. Reinert.

The inaugural issue of Publications is out. Hope Metcalf and Judith Resnik (Yale): Gideon at Guantanamo: Democratic and Despotic Detention. Ronald R. Sundstrom (USF): Sheltering Xenophobia. Jennifer Ouellette on why every coin flip may be a Schrodinger’s Cat. Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas on the best sentence about tax reform, ever. Can Republicans be economic populists? Jonathan Chait investigates. Frank Jacobs on the eruv, a Jewish quantum state. From Boston Review, would we better off in a world without blame? Barbara H. Fried on how the philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy — it's time to move past blame (and a series of responses). Matthew Yglesias on why we don't need a brilliant Fed chairman. Bryce Covert on the cost of the financial crisis: $14 trillion (or more). From Cato Unbound, Jim Harper on the private digital economy. Hegemonic "realness"? Sarah Tucker Jenkins on an intersectional feminist analysis of RuPaul's Drag Race. Is aggregation as bad as plagiarism? When a writer lifts thoughts — or even paragraphs — from an existing work, we call it plagiarism — but news organisations do the same, and call it aggregation. Kevin Drum on how the NSA surveillance program probably won't cause an overseas uprising (and a response by Henry Farrell). A sex tape that Monica Lewinsky recorded for Bill Clinton at the height of their scandalous affair has leaked.

From Symposium, Jill Dolan on the rebirth of viewing pleasure: By taking a fresh look at popular culture, students are breathing new life into feminist theories of a generation ago. Why are guys afraid to wear Speedos? American men need to get over their Freudian fear of showing off their junk. Molly Redden on the complicated politics of reporting on female mega-donors. Amina Mama on challenging militarized masculinities. Why does everyone expect women to smile all the time? Katy Waldman wants to know. Arika Okrent on the tiny island where men have their own language. Emma Brockes reviews What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner. Michael McVeighon the lament of the 21st century man. Marc Tracy on what happens to pregnant women at a Big Law firm. Soren Bowie on 4 things every modern man should be able to do. It’s page three, not online porn, that is the real threat to young women’s health and happiness. Uh-Oh, here come Masculinity Studies. Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination, or Greenspan’s, or Volcker’s — that's how privilege works in practice: Gender is invisible when it comes to male appointees but a constant presence when it comes to female appointees. Why men need women: The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men toward being generous, studies show.