Category Archives: Politics – international

Effects of the Minimum Wage on Infant Health

Effects of the Minimum Wage on Infant Health The minimum wage has increased in multiple states over the past three decades. Research has focused on effects on labor supply, but very little is known about how the minimum wage affects … Continue reading

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Wanted: Ground rules for referendums

There’s a reason that the UK’s vote on EU departure seems so strange, and it applies regardless of whether you like Brexit or not. It’s this: the UK has made what might be a very substantial change to its own nature … Continue reading

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Brexit and deliberative democracy

I fantasise about the day when the people who fancy themselves the champions of liberal capitalist democracy – you know the Business Class set – will realise that they are munching through the landscape and, as Schumpeter argued – following Marx – … Continue reading

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War and social cooperation

Can War Foster Cooperation? by Michal Bauer, Christopher Blattman, Julie Chytilova, Joseph Henrich, Edward Miguel, Tamar Mitts – #22312 (DEV PE POL) Abstract: In the past decade, nearly 20 studies have found a strong, persistent pattern in surveys and behavioral … Continue reading

Posted in History, Philosophy, Political theory, Politics - international | 3 Comments

The brighter side of the absurd behaviour of our cousins in the Anglosphere

  Being a ‘young country’ as we keep congratulating ourselves, we seem free of some of the greater absurdities of the Old World. Then again there’s at least something to be said for them. Having a kind of Monty Python show as … Continue reading

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Is destroying illegal ivory a really bad idea?

Governments around the world have in recent years destroyed their seized stockpiles of illegal ivory, egged on by the World Wildlife Federation which believes it sends a signal to gangs that kill Elephants and Rhinos for their tusks. In January, … Continue reading

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Decentralised preferences and centralised prejudice: the case of racial sorting

Racial Sorting and the Emergence of Segregation in American Cities by Allison Shertzer, Randall P. Walsh – #22077 (DAE LE) Abstract: Residential segregation by race grew sharply in the United States as black migrants from the South arrived in northern … Continue reading

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