A new issue of the Journal of Markets and Morality is now online. Frank Jan De Graaf (Amsterdam): Reintroducing Ethics to Economics and Development Theories. Edward Peter Stringham (Fayetteville State): Embracing Morals in Economics: The Role of Internal Moral Constraints in a Market Economy. Matthew T. Clements (Saint Edward's): Self-Interest vs. Greed and the Limitations of the Invisible Hand. An article on Distributism: Economics as if people mattered. It seems obvious at this late date that Keynes isn't going anyway, and it is long past time for Catholic thinkers to get serious about the subject. A review of Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element by John Mueller. Edward Glaeser on the moral heart of economics. A review of The Virtues of Capitalism: A Moral Case for Free Markets by Austin Hill and Scott Rae. Is it fair to pay bankers big bonuses? Academic economists to consider ethics code: The discussion comes amid new scrutiny of economists, particularly those active in policy debates in Washington and Wall Street while serving on corporate boards. George F. DeMartino on economics as a rogue profession. The Great Recession ushered in the immoral morality of a new, 21st Social Darwinism. Why did economists not foresee the crisis? Raghuram Rajan investigates. The Great Panic of 2015: Has Washington, or the rest of the world, learned anything from the Great Recession? The contemporary Keynes: Which economist is doing most to shape post-crisis thinking?


A new issue of Human Organization is out, including W. Penn Handwerker and Stanton Wolfe (Conn): Where Bad Teeth Come From: Culture and Causal Force. From The Nonprofit Quarterly, Rick Cohen on Senator Grassley and the Televangelists. Ghailani and the Case for Military Commissions: Conservatives are afraid of our own laws, even when the system works. Getting on in the world is a priority for many — but is social mobility good? All pain, no gain: Mark Ames on a brief history of “austerity program” massacres and disasters. A photo essay on Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing by Harvey Molotch and Laura Noren. A review of Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold and Published This Very Book by Stephen Markley. The first chapter from Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind by Robert Kurzban (and more and more and more). Steeped in the pre-Christian traditions of English magic, Richard Heygate, author of Book of English Magic, warns readers not to dabble unless they are prepared to end up in a padded cell. The crying man: S. Allen Counter on the neuroscience of easy weeping. The longest-lived of camera films has just ended its 75-year history; the only laboratory that still processed Kodachrome, the first commercially available colour slide film, stopped doing so at the end of last year. Penny Reign: America’s least valuable coin endures. Mark Thoma on how the right kind of spending can fuel real growth. Anonymous was a Woman: Was your favorite famous quotation by Voltaire, Yogi Berra, or some woman you’ve never heard of? Splendid settings, it turned out, were glamorous only as long as people believed in them — the question now might well be: what future do we believe in enough, to make our fantasy a built reality?


Camille Nelson (Suffolk): Racial Paradox and Eclipse: Obama as a Balm for What Ails Us (2009). Is Obama really the Hip-Hop President? Michael P. Jeffries investigates. Just another day for Obama's favorite professor: The president praised Occidental College's Roger Boesche for engaging his famous former student in political science, but there's no time to linger — Nietzsche won't wait. American exceptionalism: Does Obama really believe in God and America? Elizabeth Drew on Obama and the Republicans. The West Wing, Season II: Almost overnight, Barack Obama overhauled his White House and rewrote much of the script — now all he needs is a happy ending. The president doesn't matter as much as you think — but this one could have done so much more. Today no one can easily say who Barack Obama is or what he stands for and the coming year is unlikely to offer many clues. The Myth of the Center: Everyone is obsessed about Obama moving to the center — too bad it doesn't mean anything anymore. An interview with Roger Hodge, author of The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism. Beyond Barack Obama: Lefty focusing on the president and his shortcomings distracts us from the work we need to do. Partisanship is the new racism: Democrats and Republicans may sit together for Obama's speech, but partisanship won't budge. The birther plan to block Obama's reelection: Yes, they have a plan and it may not be crazy.

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