John Doria and Kristopher Paul Musselman (Saint Joseph's): Ethics at Goldman Sachs.
James Morone (Brown): Ideas Meet Institutions and the People Rise Up: Four Ideas and the Strange Century of Health Reform. Paul Starr on how even as supporters of reform knew they had to battle to get it passed, now they need to wage another campaign to implement it. Jacob Hacker says if reform is to succeed, progressives will have to fight for a stronger government role, including a public option — in fact, the next health-care fight might be even harder than the last one, as conservative groups backed by wealthy donors are attacking the legislation at the state level. Republicans are planning on trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act if they take back power in the upcoming midterm election. Is there really a chance the ACA will be repealed? Randy E. Barnett (Georgetown): Commandeering the People: Why the Individual Health Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional. The Kaiser Family Foundation has a short video explaining how health care reform will work and a timeline for implementation. "The Incidental Economist" Aaron Carroll on what makes the US health care system so expensive. A review of Tracking Medicine: A Researcher’s Quest to Understand Health Care by John E. Wennberg.
From Salon, are Danica McKellar's math books bad for girls? An article on teaching math as narrative drama. A review of Mathematics and Reality by Mary Leng. Crowdsourcing peer review: A claimed proof that P doesn't equal NP spurs a massive collaborative research effort. An interview with Alex Bellos on books on maths. In the eye of the beholder: Adam Frank on art, Justin Bieber and the best equation ever. A review of What's Luck Got to Do with It? The History, Mathematics, and Psychology of the Gambler's Illusion by Joseph Mazur. Christopher Shea on what excites a mathematician. A look at how Singapore math is being adopted in more US schools.
Kristopher Eugene Nichols (Barry): Jesus Follows the Socratic Method, a detailed analysis and comparison of the trials of Socrates and Jesus of Nazareth.
Dylan Kissane (CEFAM): Anglosphere United? Examining and Explaining 20th Century War Time Alliances in the English Speaking World. Geoffrey Wheatcroft on how the "special relationship" has long been a foreign policy myth — the day has finally come for a peaceful separation between two English-speaking powers. David MacDonald (Guelph) and Brendon O'Connor (Sydney): Australia and New Zealand – America’s Antipodean Anglosphere Allies? Sean Rehaag (York): Bisexuals Need Not Apply: A Comparative Appraisal of Refugee Law and Policy in Canada, the United States, and Australia. A review of Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Anglo-World, 1783-1939 by James Belich (and more). A review of The Anglo-Saxon Library by Michael Lapidge.