Andreas Jorgensen (Copenhagen): Why Inequality Matters. Anjan Kumar Saha (Monash): Deep Roots of Income Inequality. Research from 24 countries shows that economic inequality is associated with political inequality. Do human rights increase inequality? Samuel Moyn on how human rights, even perfectly realized human rights, are compatible with inequality, even radical inequality. The introduction to The Globalization of Inequality by Francois Bourguignon. Matt O’Brien on how much money the super rich make in 25 different countries around the world. Branko Milanovic on inequality and the new global plutocracy. “Barely disguised oligarchies”: An interview with Wolfgang Streeck; and on Piketty, the global tax on capital, and the fiscal crisis of the state. Thomas Piketty on how a global progressive tax on individual net worth would offer the best solution to the world’s spiralling levels of inequality. Michael Albertus (Chicago) and Victor A. Menaldo (Washington): Capital in the Twenty-First Century — in the Rest of the World. A practical vision of a more equal society: Thomas Piketty reviews Inequality: What Can Be Done? by Anthony B. Atkinson. Reducing inequality of opportunity, rather than inequality of outcome, is often heralded as an appropriate target for policy — but disentangling how effort and circumstance contribute to outcomes is difficult, and this leads to a tendency to underestimate inequality of opportunity.


Emanuele Castrucci (Siena): On the Idea of Potency: Juridical and Theological Roots of the Western Cultural Tradition. A debt is a debt, and debts must be paid — that sounds like a a fair, very Germanic position, but for the fact that Germany has “been the largest debt defaulter of the 20th century”. Zack Beauchamp writes in defense of the Eurozone. Matthew Yglesias on the Puerto Rico crisis, explained. Don’t reward the greedy vulture funds who recklessly invested in Puerto Rico. As relations with Cuba finally thaw, the imprisonment of Alan Gross remains a prime example of how promoting American values in countries that don’t want them is a policy that is as well-intentioned as it is poorly executed. Donald Trump surges, and Democrats cheer. Jonathan Allen on why reporters won't find anything damning in Hillary Clinton’s emails. Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license. #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: Is it Freedom Summer again? That guy from Third Eye Blind has a plan to fix America: Stephan Jenkins has some thoughts on, Saudi Arabia, Marco Rubio, Assad, President Obama, ISIS, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, and libertarians. Increasingly, we are not only measured; we bend our actions toward the things that measure us, says Jacob Silverman. You can download Philosophy in Engineering (2007) and download Engineering in Context (2009), ed. Steen Hyldgaard Christensen, Martin Meganck, and Bernard Delahousse.


Jason A. Cade (Georgia): Enforcing Immigration Equity. Citizenship for sale: Eric Posner on how the “immigrant investor” program is unfair, ineffective, and way too cheap. A study finds each new immigrant creates 1.2 new jobs. On being undocumented: TheDream.US scholarship recipients share their stories and thoughts on college. Brizzia Munoz Robles and Maria Munoz Robles on what it's like to be a DREAMer on campus. Yolanda Vazquez (Cincinnati): Constructing Crimmigration: Latino Subordination in a “Post-Racial” World. Matthew Ward (Southern Mississippi): They Say Bad Things Come in Threes: How Economic, Political and Cultural Shifts Facilitated Contemporary Anti-Immigration Activism in the United States. The introduction to White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics by Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal. Ann Coulter credits white nationalist Peter Brimelow as an “intellectual influence” on her anti-immigrant book Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole. Ben Jacobs and Asawin Suebsaeng on how Republicans fear-mongering over ISIS and Mexico are silent on Canadian border. China and India overtake Mexico for inflow of foreign-born US residents. The first chapter from The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority by Madeline Y. Hsu. William Han: “I spent the last 15 years trying to become an American. I’ve failed”.

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