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August 31, 2014

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Posted: 31 Aug 2014 12:03 AM PDT

'Incarceration Society'

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 09:40 AM PDT

Dan Little:

Incarceration society: It is becoming increasingly clear that the criminal justice system is an important component of the system of race in the United States today. Michelle Alexander's important book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness makes the case that the war on drugs and the war on crime have functioned disproportionately to incarcerate and control young black men in America's inner cities. ...

Nobel Warnings

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 08:47 AM PDT

I have interviews with Peter Diamond and Edmund Phelps available here and here, and an interview I did with Lars Hansen should be available later this week. All are from the Nobel Meetings in Economics at Lindau, Germany last week. But if you are itching for still more from the Nobel Laureates in economics (four of the five were not in Lindau), here is a set of interviews available at the IMF:

  • Global Warming by George A. Akerlof
  • Increasing Demand by Paul Krugman
  • Secular Stagnation by Robert Solow
  • Inclusiveness by Michael Spence
  • Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz

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Posted: 30 Aug 2014 12:33 AM PDT

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