Adam G. Hughes (Virginia): Visualizing Inequality: How Graphical Emphasis Shapes Public Opinion. Shi-Ling Hsu (Florida State): Inefficient Inequality. Matthew Dimick (SUNY-Buffalo): Should the Law Do Anything About Economic Inequality? Alan Thomas (Tilburg): Rawls, Piketty and the New Inequality. Daniel Hirschman reviews On Inequality by Harry Frankfurt. The costs of inequality: Alvin Powell on when a fair shake isn’t. We’ve been measuring inequality wrong — here’s the real story. Hamilton Nolan on how rent-seeking is driving inequality. Fareed Zakaria is wrong: The Left has plenty of good solutions for inequality, they just don’t get mentioned in the WaPo opinion pages. Robert Shiller on how wage insurance could ease economic inequality. How the other fifth lives: The self-segregation of a privileged fifth of the population is changing the American social order and the American political system.


Francis T. McAndrew and Sara S. Koehnke (Knox): On the Nature of Creepiness. Your Hitler analogy is wrong, and other complaints from a history professor: Linford D. Fisher on why historical comparisons are usually bad political arguments. Glenda Sluga on patriotes, mondialistes, and sites of international memory. Is Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh”? We asked a Satanist. Jack Shafer on why Ted Cruz loves to be hated. John Boehner just confirmed everything liberals suspected about the Republican Party. Trickle-down feminism, revisited: Tressie McMillan Cottom reviews Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter. The science of secular apocalypse: Michael Schulson interviews Phil Torres, author of The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse. George Mason faculty calls on leaders to abandon Scalia name for law school.


“The story of American public housing is one of quiet successes drowned out by loud failures”: Alana Semuels reviews New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice and Public Housing Policy by Ed Goetz. Doesn’t anyone care about housing any more? A new analysis shows that the housing recovery has been deeply uneven, creating winners and losers along lines of race, income and geography. Kicked out in America: Jason DeParle reviews Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (and more and more and more). We can’t forget how racist institutions shaped homeownership in America. Making America Great Again is a local job: Housing supply can have a big influence on families’ economic fortunes, but it’s determined block by block, city by city — not by presidents. America’s biggest housing program is run by the IRS, and it’s a huge giveaway to rich people. Justin Fox on what makes housing too expensive.


From The Monkey Cage, will Britain vote to leave the EU? These six factors will make the difference. Peter Kellner on how Europe divides the country into two tribes like no other issue. Daniel Larison on the Tory split on “Brexit”. Should they stay or should they go? Jared Bernstein interviews Duncan Weldon on the Brexit clash. Soumaya Keynes on Royal Economic Society’s panel on Brexit. Willem Buiter, Ebrahim Rahbari, Christian Schulz on the implications of Brexit for the rest of the EU. What would a post-Brexit EU be like? “Even more dependent on the US for assistance in security”. Britain might leave the EU — here’s why Americans should care. It took Barack Obama to crush the Brexit fantasy. Barack Obama is driving the British right crazy — no wonder they sound like Republicans. No, Obama doesn’t hold a “grudge” over Britain torturing his Kenyan grandfather — but so what if he did?

Brexit, the UK’s looming vote on European Union membership, explained. Here is all you need to know about the UK’s EU referendum (and more).


Ernesto Hernandez Lopez (Chapman): Sriracha Shutdown: Hot Sauce Lessons on Local Privilege and Race. Will anxiety about terrorism affect the 2016 election? Clinton has the advantage for now. What to take from Trump’s speech: Seeing America as humiliated and abused by foreigners is no more healthy, productive or based in reality than the idea that middle aged whites are under the heel of minorities and millennials. Sanders’s best play now is to try to consider how to create an institutional and financial infrastructure that will carry forward into the future so that other politicians can stand on his shoulders rather than needing to reinvent the wheel. Alessandra Stanley on Nicolas Berggruen, the billionaire who’s building a Davos of his own. Adrian Chen on Vic Berger, a political satirist for the Internet election. Jeff Spross on America’s pathetic inability to punish the powerful.


John Forster (Griffith): Global Sports Governance and Corruption. Jeff Todd and R. Todd Jewell (TSU): Major League Soccer and the Corrupted 2022 FIFA World Cup Bidding: Proving Harm and Recovering Damages. Steven A. Bank (UCLA): Major League Soccer as a Case Study in Complexity Theory. Jake Marcus and Aaron Klein (Miami): United States-Cuba Normalized Relations and the MLB Influence: The Baseball Coalition Committee. Marc Edelman (Baruch): Regulating Fantasy Sports: A Practical Guide to State Gambling Laws, and a Proposed Framework for Future State Legislation. Marc Edelman (Baruch): How Antitrust Law Could Reform College Football: Section 1 of the Sherman Act and the Hope for Tangible Change. The Wow Factor: Few could have guessed that the league’s return would become so bloody, bitter and, most of all, emblematic of how power in the NFL truly works.


Michael P. Scharf (Case Western): How the War Against ISIS Changed International Law. Sarah Marsden (Lancaster): How Terrorism Ends. Sahar F. Aziz (Texas A&M): Rethinking Counterterrorism in the Age of ISIS. Michael Hirsch goes inside the FBI’s secret Muslim network: While candidates stoke fears of Islam, a little-known counterterror program has been going exactly the other way. Fighting terrorism may actually increase the risk of terrorist attacks — here’s how. George Lakey on 8 ways nonviolence can combat terrorism. Peter Navarro on the four foundational dilemmas in fighting radical Islamic terrorism: Maybe Donald Trump has a point. Jeremy Shapiro on why we think terrorism is scarier than it really is (and we probably always will). Don’t ignore the threat of nuclear terrorism: The chaos following an attack would be global. Media incitement: Is there such thing as “radical Islam”?

Larry George (CSU-Long Beach): Isis’ Monstrous Paradox. Maran Hisham on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Islamic State: An accidental tour into the heart of the caliphate’s oil smuggling economy. Brendan Koerner on why ISIS is winning the social media war. Brad Nelson Yohanes Sulaiman on how internal division could shatter ISIS: Some jihadis are more equal than others. Russia shows what happens when terrorists’ families are targeted. Alastair Reed, Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn, and Edwin Bakker (ICCT): Pathways of Foreign Fighters: Policy Options and Their (Un)Intended Consequences. Only hard choices for parents whose children flirt with terror. Who will become a terrorist? Research yields few clues. Why so many Islamist extremists have studied engineering: Henry Farrell interviews Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog, authors of Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education.


William Mazzarella (Chicago): Totalitarian Tears: Does the Crowd Really Mean It? Jeanne Sahadi on how closing the gender gap could grow the economy by $2.1 trillion. Who’s going to be punished for the worst academic scandal anyone can remember? A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows. Trump rejects new adviser’s push to make him “presidential”. Bring on a military coup backed by business interests. Brendan O'Connor on friendly fire in the American patriot death cult. Who would be the more apt Bard for America today, Shakespeare or Cervantes? Jason Guriel on why critics need to stop getting personal in their essays. These days, it has become almost fashionable for people to telegraph just how aware they have become — and this uneasy performance has increasingly been advertised with one word: “woke”.

What does Bernie’s attitude toward campaign finance mean for Hillary? Amy Davidson on campaign finance, Super PACs, and corruption in politics. How eager should Hillary Clinton be to placate Bernie Sanders? Clinton points to 2008 model as a 2016 template. Why is Bernie Sanders making Right-wing arguments against taxing soda? The Democratic divide isn’t quite what it appears to be. Why Charles Koch says “it’s possible” he could support Hillary Clinton. A moment of truth for divided Republicans: The gap between party rules and popular democracy is widening. A political provocateur: Roger Stone reminisces about his friendship with Donald Trump, which started during Ronald Reagan’s Presidential campaign. When was America greatest? Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again” — his supporters, it turns out, disagree on when that was.


Jaehyeon Kim (Hawaii): Should Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Work in Tandem? Michelle Chen on how worker cooperatives are more productive than normal companies: When maximizing profits isn’t the only goal, companies can actually work better. Slaves or wage slaves: Incentives, rewards, bonuses and bonding experiences — Roman slaveowners were the first management theorists. Marianne Cooper on the false promise of meritocracy: Managers who believe themselves to be fair and objective judges of ability often overlook women and minorities who are deserving of job offers and pay increases. Women in company leadership tied to stronger profits, study says. Harold Meyerson on what CEOs do for a living: Not to put too fine a point on it — disinvesting in productive enterprise and rewarding themselves for doing it.

A radical idea for CEO pay: Just give them a fixed salary. Here are some enraging facts about corporate executives using private jets. Jesse Eisinger on how the United States has lost the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives. Why are corporations hoarding trillions? Larry Summers on how corporate profits are near record highs and why that’s a problem. The problem with profits: Big firms in the United States have never had it so good — time for more competition. US companies are undergoing a transformation so huge it’s “nothing short of stunning”.


Anjali Arondekar (UC-Santa Cruz) and Geeta Patel (Virginia): The Geopolitics of Queer Studies. Cynthia Weber (Sussex): Queer Intellectual Curiosity as International Relations Method: Developing Queer International Relations Theoretical and Methodological Frameworks. Margot Weiss (Wesleyan): Queer Economic Justice: Desire, Critique, and the Practice of Knowledge. Cirus Rinaldi (Palermo): Queering Canons: Methodological Heteronormativities and Queer Inquietudes. Branca Falabella Fabricia, Rodrigo Borba, Elizabeth Sara Lewis, and Diana De Souza Pinto on a queer postcolonial critique of (queer) knowledge production and activism. Jen M. Self (Washington) and Kimberly Hudson (NYU): Dangerous Waters and Brave Space: A Critical Feminist Inquiry of Campus LGBTQ Centers. Where is queer studies now? Jay Daniel Thompson and Dallas J Baker interview Annamarie Jagose, author of Australia Queer.

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