Joshua C. Hall and Marta Podemska-Mikluch (Beloit): Teaching the Economic Way of Thinking Through Op-Eds. From Conversations with History, Harry Kreisler interviews Gary S. Becker. Steven F. Hayward reviews Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics by Daniel Stedman Jones and The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression by Angus Burgin. From the APSA Organized Section on Political Economy, tributes to four recently deceased giants of political economy: James Buchanan, Albert Hirschman, William Niskanen, and Elinor Ostrom. From This View of Life, a special issue on evolution and economics and the emerging new paradigm for improving public policy. David Sloan Wilson on a good social Darwinism: Evolution has transformed all we know about how humans behave, compete and co-operate — when will economics catch up? From the Distributist Review, almost the entire field of economics is dominated by the idea of scarcity and the resulting mandate for economic efficiency — but what if these foundational principles of economics are in fact incorrect? Anna Grodecka reviews Behavioural Economics and Finance by Michelle Baddeley. From Dummies.com, here is an Econometrics Cheat Sheet.
Jeremy Waldron (NYU): Jurisprudence for Hedgehogs. Simon C. Estok (Sungkyunkwan): Cannibalism, Ecocriticism, and Portraying the Journey. Sebastian Benthall on “Weird Twitter”. Elizabeth Warren tackles Wall Street: The reform-minded senator talks tough, and she knows where the bodies are buried. Wanted — Macho Men with Mustaches: Nicole Pasulka on how the Village People brought regulars from New York City’s gay bars into the hearts and homes of mainstream America. Can a coup ever be democratic? Joshua Keating investigates. Laura Dean on why marginalizing the Muslim Brotherhood is a mistake. The rise of smart beta: Terrible name, interesting trend in fund management. Terminal cartography: Frank Jacobs on a world map of death. From TLS, from setting the table to town-planning, the daily choice of circular over perpendicular in prehistoric — and modern — societies is a religious and political act. How FDR hurt Jewish would-be immigrants: Ira Katznelson reviews FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman. Help, I'm a racist and I don't want to be: Admitting it is the first step, but it's not enough — what you do at this important juncture matters. Mob of democrats: Egypt isn’t the only country where elected leaders are being ousted in the name of democracy. Maggie Severns and Asawin Suebsaeng on the 5 biggest bros and 5 biggest hipsters in Congress.
From the Journal of Terrorism Research, Joe Stroud (Edinburgh): The Importance of Music to Anders Behring Breivik. From Commentary, Terry Teachout on how Hitler destroyed German music. More than 30 years after it started, is Christian metal still a thriving underground scene or a decaying corpse? Keith Kahn-Harris goes looking for signs of life amongst the devout undead. Jesse carey on 8 signs you were in a Christian rock band. Rock for Republicans: David Masciotra on how the GOP misunderstands John Mellencamp’s heartland ethic. The Miseducation of Stan Veuger: Jeb Lund and Jay Friedman on conservatives' hilarious attempt to appropriate rap music. Is punk rock just urban folk music? John L. Murphy reviews Left of the Dial by David Ensminger. Camille Doder on the story of the 450-pound rapper who loved Waffle House too much. David Hadju on why George Jones ranks with Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday: The music of George Jones is an argument against the intellect, a case for art made without the mediating influence of the mind. An excerpt from Sounds of War: Music in the United States During World War II by Annegret Fauser. "Friday" singer Rebecca Black is actually kind of good now. Alan Krueger on how the music industry explains inequality. Michael Hirschorn on why pop stars rule the world and movie stars hardly matter.