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zenpundit.com [ by Charles Cameron -- capturing another item now vanished from its original URL ] . Aother repost of a web-page I occasionally want to link to, but which has disappeared into the mists, saved only by the Internet Archive, god bless ‘em. This second one comes from the Abu Muqawama blog, lately of CNAS, and features an interview Adam Elkus did with me — extremely handy when presenting my work to possible funders, publishers etc — thanks agan, Adam! Interview: Charles Cameron zenpundit.com
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cabin fever My friend Beyza Boyacioglu and I started a new blog: FictionNon. Check it out at http://www.fictionon.com! Read Article → cabin fever
Filmed at The New School, the videos were produced by Maggie Owsley, an intern of Open Lens Media - a non-profit organization that produces media for social change. This eight session lecture series, from Spring 2009, is taught by Dr. Wolff, in the context of the same name graduate course, offered by the Graduate Program for International Affairs (GPIA) of the New School University in New York. Not only does Dr. Wolff challenge the conventional thinking of the crisis, he provides one of the central frames which links all of our projects: the role and influence of capital as a structuring force in our daily lives Economic Crisis and Globalization
We review methodological issues that arise in designing, implementing and evaluating the efficacy of 'light' paternalistic policies. In contrast to traditional 'heavy-handed' approaches to paternalism, light paternalistic policies aim to enhance individual choice without restricting it. Although light paternalism is a 'growth industry' in economics, a number of methodological issues that it raises have not been adequately addressed. The first issue is how a particular pattern of behavior should be judged as a mistake, and, relatedly, how the success of paternalistic policies designed to rectify such mistakes should be evaluated – i.e.,the welfare criterion that should be used to judge light paternalistic policies. Second,paternalism, and especially light paternalism, introduces new motives for attempting to understand the psychological processes underlying economic behavior. The economist as therapist: Behavioural economics and "light" pa
Raj Patel - Author Photo:Jim Hinton, courtesy of Norma Rogers/ Carnegie Hall Archives This Martin Luther King day, why not celebrate by reading one of MLK’s last speeches, the one delivered at Carnegie Hall on 23 February 1968 to fête the 100th Anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. DuBois? Well, you can’t.
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