Jurgen De Wispelaere and Leticia Morales (McGill): The Stability of Basic Income: A Constitutional Solution for a Political Problem? From The Washington Post’s In Theory, Christine Emba introduces a symposium on universal basic income. Tom Streithorst on a new golden age: The basic income guarantee. Finnish politicians are discussing a drastic economic policy: paying every citizen a monthly income — could it work? Dylan Matthews on Finland’s hugely exciting experiment in basic income, explained (and more). Matt Bruenig on Silicon Valley and basic income. Ashok Rao on researching basic income. Hamilton Nolan on automation and basic income; on the brilliant simplicity of a guaranteed minimum income; and is it time to just give everyone some money? Just give welfare to everyone. Annie Lowrey on why it’s time for welfare reform again. Basic income is a welfare strategy. Ben Schiller on how a universal basic income is the bipartisan solution to poverty we’ve been waiting for.


Jean R. Sternlight (UNLV), Andrea Kupfer Schneider (Marquette), Penelope Andrews (NYLS), Richard J. Goldstone, Carrie Menkel-Meadow (UC-Irvine), and Robert H. Mnookin (Harvard): Making Peace with Your Enemy: Nelson Mandela and His Contributions to Conflict Resolution. Nate Silver on how Trump hacked the media: Trump’s dominance on cable news isn’t the whole story. Don’t fall for the media distortion about Trump. Who’s the most UFO-friendly presidential candidate? Scott Porch interviews Rebecca Traister on feminism, then and now. Abuse of power: Mike Masnick on why laws should be designed as if the people we distrust the most are in power. Peter Moskowitz on how crowdfunding for the public good is evil. Colin Marshall on reading Calvin and Hobbes in Korea. You can download Deconstructing Popular Culture by Paul Bowman (2008).


From Virginia Quarterly Review, Angie Maxwell on Donald Trump and the Lost Cause. Corey Robin on what Donald Trump can learn from Frederick Douglass. Revenge of the Simple: Matt Taibbi on how George W. Bush gave rise to Trump. Michael D’Antonio on the men who gave Trump his brutal worldview: Tutored by his fiercely ambitious father and tough-as-nails high school coach, the GOP frontrunner has only one ethical code — life is combat. Trump the Disrupter: Is America’s democratic system equal to the challenge of an authoritarian president? New light on the limitations and opportunities of presidential leadership: The first chapter from Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership by George C. Edwards. Emily Thorson on 5 political myths Trump is exploding.

Donald John Trump is almost surely going to be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party — can he be stopped? The GOP’s nuclear option: Andrew Prokop on how Trump could be denied the nomination even with a majority. Bloodbath alert: Donald Trump issues new threat to destroy the GOP.


Peter S. Menell (UC-Berkeley): Property, Intellectual Property, and Social Justice: Mapping the Next Frontier. The Internet Association, a trade group that represents several influential web companies, has endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Testing territorial limits: A crop of court cases could change the relationship between the United States and its territories. Spoiler alert: Women are already being punished for having abortions. Jeremy Breningstall, Elizabeth D. Herman, and Paige St. John on how anti-abortion activists used undercover Planned Parenthood videos to further a political cause. Jonathan Merritt on the death of moral relativism: Considered by conservatives to be one of postmodern society’s greatest threats, moral relativism may now be a relic of the past. Alexander Gorlach interviews Francis Fukuyama on the EU refugee crisis, ISIS, and Donald Trump.


From PUP, the first chapter from Wisdom’s Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University by James Axtell. Robert Paul Wolff on eight major transformations of American higher education in his lifetime. What is the point of college? Kwame Anthony Appiah investigates. The education myth: The elite consensus on education hurts college students and recent graduates. Billionaires show that going to a top college isn’t very important. If you think Harvard and Columbia are too radical for you, please remember that there are in this great nation plenty of Bible colleges at which your son or daughter will never hear a “radical” idea, and the prices are reasonable. The golden age of college in the U.S. may be drawing to a close. Save our public universities: Marilynne Robinson writes in defense of America’s best idea. Frank Pasquale reviews The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere by Kevin Carey.

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