From Health and Human Rights, a special issue on realizing the right to health through a framework convention on global health. Jacques E. C. Hymans and Ronan Tse-Min Fu (USC): World Society, Professional Bureaucracy, and Democratization. Joshua M. Pryor (Hawaii): Visions of Globalization: Inequality and Political Stability (Dissertation). Benjamin Jerry Cohen (UCSB) and Tabitha M. Benney (Utah): What Does the International Currency System Really Look Like? Katherine Taken Smith, Hannah Michelle Martin, and Murphy Smith (Murray State): Human Trafficking: A Global Multi-Billion Dollar Criminal Industry. ILO says global number of child labourers down by a third since 2000. The first chapter from The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration by Martin Ruhs. Colin Kidd reviews Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century by Paul Collier. When did globalisation start? Economists argue about whether it began 20, 200 or 2,000 years ago. An excerpt from Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate by Rose George (and more). Big may not be better for most countries: The world has been rebuilt according to small nations’ dreams. And now for some good news: This might be the golden age of vice, but people are getting richer, freer, and more connected every day.


From Scholar and Feminist Online, a special issue on Life (Un)Ltd: Feminism, Bioscience, Race. From Reconstruction, Danuta Fjellestad and Maria Engberg on a concept of post-postmodernism or Lady Gaga’s reconfigurations of Madonna; and how did I write that? A series of reflections on singularity in the creative process. Felix Salmon on the IMF and sovereign bankruptcy; and is JPMorgan being unfairly singled out? Neil Irwin on everything you need to know about JPMorgan’s $13 billion settlement. Sonia Tsuruoka on slum tourism and its discontents. Kevin Roose on the real consequences of JPMorgan Chase’s big payout; and on how Silicon Valley’s secessionist movement is growing. How to avoid bankers in your nativity scene: Honor Clerk reviews The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Disease and Excess in an Age of Beauty by Alexander Lee. Barry Ritholtz on how Americans have lost virtually all of our constitutional rights. Why blockbusters are taking over the arts: Harvard’s Anita Elberse on why the “long tail” is not where the money is. From Boston Review, David Palumbo-Liu on the public intellectual as provocateur. What does "cool" even mean in 2013? Carl Wilson on a monthlong series on the history and future of cool. Networking down the ages: David Bodanis reviews Writing on the Wall: Social Media — The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage. Ben Branstetter on why Mark Zuckerberg is a conservative (and why that matters).


From TNR, Jed Perl on when Conde Nast was a force for good; and how the New Yorker cover became Twitter gold: The legendary magazine alters its DNA for the Internet era. Hamish Mckenzie on Aeon, the best magazine on the Internet. Little mag, big ideas: Edirin Oputu on how The New Inquiry’s revenue model might be the future of little magazines. Quartz, a web-only business publication, turns one year old (and part 2). Jon Lund on why tablet magazines are a failure. The number of magazine launches is dropping, but the market for bookazines — high-priced one-shot special issues costing $10 or more — is on the rise. Mr. Magazine interviews David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, on why he continues to launch new magazines; Nancy Gibbs, new editor of Time: “There’s always going to be room for a newsweekly”; Suzanne Boyd, editor in chief, Zoomer: “Print will always be the mothership of magazines”; and David Granger, editor of Esquire, on print, digital and the future of journalism (and more). A magazine with no Photoshop whatsoever? Yes, it finally exists. The Economist rethinks “lean forward, lean back” model. Alan Scherstuhl on how People and How to Deal With Them magazine was as bizarre as it is forgotten. Would you buy the magazine that funds heroin use? Sebastian Gabe investigates. Literally the best thing ever: Kim O’Connor on a year in the life of Rookie magazine. Wouldn’t you buy this magazine? A little makeup could really jazz up some of our other covers, says Scott Feschuk. An interview with Tyler Brule, founder of Monocle.

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