Zachary D. Liscow (Yale): Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency. Roy Van der Weide and Branko Milanovic (World Bank): Inequality is Bad for Growth of the Poor (But Not for that of the Rich). Harry Stein on how the government subsidizes wealth inequality. Hamilton Nolan on the paucity of the pro-inequality argument. Paul Krugman on inequality denial: It persists because there are groups with a strong interest in creating a fog of doubt. Joseph Stiglitz on the myth of America’s golden age: “What growing up in Gary, Indiana, taught me about inequality”; and on why inequality is not inevitable. Lina Khan and Sandeep Vaheesan on how America became uncompetitive and unequal. David Leonhardt on how inequality has been going on forever, but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. Could politics trump economics as reason for growing income inequality? Eduardo Porter on the politics of income inequality. Growing apart: Colin Gordon on a political history of American inequality. Robert Reich on how to shrink inequality. Addressing wealth disparities: Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. on reimagining wealth taxation as a tool for building wealth. Life, liberty and the pursuit of property: Sean McElwee on how the solution to America’s growing inequality may lie in democratizing company ownership. “Bloodiest thing the world has seen”: Elias Isquith interviews David Cay Johnston, author of Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality. Class in America: Seven writers, editors, and thinkers discuss how class divides Americans today and what we can do to fix America's inequality problem — a symposium.


The inaugural issue of Burnout Research is out. Stephen Gray (Monash) and Andre Dao (Melbourne): Imprisoned for Shirts, Sex and a Mont Blanc Pen: The Corruption Case of Singapore Legal Academic Tey Tsun Hang. John Hacker-Wright (Guelph): Skill, Practical Wisdom, and Ethical Naturalism. Nathalie Gontier (Lisbon): Pointing and the Evolution of Language: An Applied Evolutionary Epistemological Approach. Stephen R. Grimm (Fordham): The Value of Reflection. Kristen Eichensehr (UCLA): The Cyber-Law of Nations. Mathias A. Fardigh (Gothenburg): What’s the Use of a Free Media? The Role of Media in Curbing Corruption and Promoting Quality of Government. Shanker Satyanath (NYU), Nico Voigtlander (UCLA), and Hans-Joachim Voth (Zurich): Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party. Patricia Marino (Waterloo): Philosophy of Sex. Guns, booze and bitcoin: Ben Terris goes inside the libertarian version of Burning Man. Founding editor of NLR, pioneer of Cultural Studies, early analyst of Thatcherism, theorist of Caribbean identities, nuncio of New Times — Robin Blackburn remembers Stuart Hall. Ali Khedery on why we stuck with Maliki — and lost Iraq. The War Nerd on World Cup vs. Jihad: “In other words, until Ronaldo and Messi convert to Islam, you can’t cheer when they score a goal”. Hamilton Nolan on five good candidates to succeed Jamie Dimon as head of JP Morgan. Samuel Moyn reviews The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century by Jurgen Osterhammel.


James A. Gardner (SUNY-Buffalo): Partitioning and Rights: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Accidental Jurisprudence of Democratic Process. Brian Leiter (Chicago): The Case Against Free Speech. David Alan Sklansky (UC-Berkeley): Too Much Information: How Not to Think About Privacy and the Fourth Amendment. Suja A. Thomas (Illinois): Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States. Alex Mayyasi on how a lawsuit over hot coffee helped erode the 7th Amendment. Peter M. Shane on the myth of the anti-government constitution. Gary Lawson reviews The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government by Richard Epstein. Can the Supreme Court be rescued from politics? The court in recent years has only grown more polarized and ideological — and the trend lines don't look good. Hannah Fairfield and Adam Liptak on a more nuanced breakdown of the Supreme Court. Scalia v. Scalia: Does his faith influence his judicial decision making? (and more) The Roberts Court thinks corporations have more rights than you do: David H. Gans on how the chief justice continues his First Amendment revolution. Hobby Lobby and Harris: Jeffrey Toobin on the trap in the Supreme Court’s “narrow” decisions. Amanda Hollis-Brusky on how Supreme Court justices “benchslapped” each other in the Hobby Lobby case. Wheaton College injunction: Dahlia Lithwick and Sonja West on how the Supreme Court just sneakily reversed itself on Hobby Lobby. A progressive Supreme Court agenda: Let's consider what it would be like if our nation's highest court was actually committed to the notion of "liberty and justice for all".

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