Not such a rhetorical question

A new issue of Nieman Reports is out. Wolfgang Streeck (Max Planck): Taking Capitalism Seriously: Towards an Institutional Approach to Contemporary Political Economy. Thomas Kalinowski (Ewha): Regulating International Finance and the Evolving Imbalance of Capitalisms Since the 1970s. Astrid Mager (Umea): Algorithmic Ideology: How Capitalist Society Shapes Search Engines. Here is Matt Taibbi's advice to the Occupy Wall Street protesters: Hit bankers where it hurts. The Moneyball of Campaign Advertising: Political scientist John Sides urges voters to be skeptical of claims that certain kinds of political advertisements, whether positive or negative, "work" (and part 2). An interview with Nic Marks, author of The Happiness Manifesto: How Nations and People Can Nurture Well-Being. The case for the corrections page: Why news organizations should follow the Times’s example. Who really owns the NYPD? Turns out it's not such a rhetorical question. In killing a chupacabra, did a teen commit a felony? The largest and farthest reservoir of water in the known universe has been located; the water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean, surrounds a distant quasar more than 12 billion light-years away. A black hole is caught in the act of swallowing a star. Stanford and TCU prove that academics and athletics can coexist, so why aren't more schools held to that standard? Impact, Impact, Impact: Bob Liss on anxiety and Lebron James. Research on the mind demonstrates that a whirligig of emotions, instincts and biases, many of which operate outside conscious awareness, shapes our behavior. A review of Perplexities of Consciousness by Eric Schwitzgebel (and more and more). Republicans used to at least talk about poverty — what changed?