From The Rousseauian Mind, ed. Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly, Robin Douglass (King’s College): Inequality. Chantal Thomas (Cornell): Income Inequality and International Economic Law: From Flint, Michigan to the Doha Round, and Back. Stefano Filauro (Rome) and Zachary Parolin (Antwerp): Income Inequality in the European Union and United States: A Comparative Decomposition. Nate Breznau (MZES) and Carola Hommerich (Hokkaido): The Limits of Inequality: Public Support for Social Policy across Rich Democracies. Jonathan Mijs (LSE): The Paradox of Inequality: Income Inequality and Belief in Meritocracy Go Hand in Hand. Jonathan Mijs (LSE): Earning Rent with Your Talent: Modern-Day Inequality Rests on the Power to Define, Transfer and Institutionalize Talent.

World’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam (and more). Billionaires are storing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of art on superyachts. The habits of the wealthiest mirror the supposed “pathologies” of the poor — but while those in poverty are called lazy, the rich are dubbed bon vivants. “We’re all passengers in a billionaire hijacking”: Richard Feloni interviews Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All.


Kei Hiruta (Oxford): A Democratic Consensus? Isaiah Berlin, Hannah Arendt, and the Anti-totalitarian Family Quarrel. From Croatian Political Science Review, a special section on hate speech. Sean Illing interviews Brian Leiter on the case against free speech. With Michael Jackson, it’s different: Why his fall from grace implicates all of us. Theresa May’s Brexit deal fails — again. Could there be a second Brexit referendum? The problem with nostalgia: Michael Musto argues that wearing rose-colored glasses always leads to an unfair distortion — looking back on the best of the past while comparing it to the worst of the present. Ben Thompson on where Warren’s wrong. Will the iconic skull of an ancient human return to Zambia?

From CRS, Michael H. Cecire on Amazon’s HQ2 and Economic Development: Perspectives and Policy Options. The FBI’s college admissions fraud case against Felicity Huffman and many more, explained (and more and more and more and more and more). The radicalism of “equal opportunity”: Having anything close to equal opportunity would require a complete global social transformation. Wajahat Ali interviews Pankaj Mishra on the devastating consequences of Western imperialism, globalization, and capitalism and the fate of liberal democracy. Why Pelosi’s anti-impeachment stand makes sense (and more and more). Not all House Democrats are giving up the impeachment dream. Report: Russia will meddle in European elections, keep prepping for war with NATO.

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