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Marc Levinson on Outside the Box
Globalization has profoundly shaped the world we live in, yet its rise was neither inevitable nor planned. It is also one of the most contentious issues of our time.
Robert Inman and Daniel Rubinfeld on Democratic Federalism
Around the world, federalism has emerged as the system of choice for nascent republics and established nations alike. In this book, leading scholars and governmental advisers Robert Inman and Daniel Rubinfeld consider the most promising forms of federal governance and the most effective path to enacting federal policies.
Deaths of despair strike women too
When Angus Deaton and I began to document the dramatic increases in mortality from drug overdose, alcoholic liver disease and suicide—the deaths of despair that we describe in our new book—we found many things that surprised us.
Robert Frank on Under the Influence
Psychologists have long understood that social environments profoundly shape our behavior, sometimes for the better, often for the worse. But social influence is a two-way street—our environments are themselves products of our behavior.
Chile’s “awakening” and the troubled relationship between neoliberalism and democracy
Last week Chile went through the most extreme moment of political turmoil since Pinochet’s dictatorship.
Robert Shiller on the power of viral stories and economic change
In a world in which internet troll farms attempt to influence foreign elections, can we afford to ignore the power of viral stories to affect economies?