Rodrigo Zeidan, “Economics of Global Business” (MIT Press, 2018)
I spoke with Professor Rodrigo Zeidan of New York University, Shanghai. He has just published Economics of Global Business (MIT Press, 2018), a great book with innovative real-world macroeconomic analyses of timely policy issues, with case studies and examples from more than fifty countries. The book is particularly suitable for use as an... Read More
Alexander S. Dawson, “The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs” (U California Press, 2018)
Peyote occupies a curious place in the United States and Mexico: though prohibited by law, its use remains permissible in both countries for ceremonial practices in certain religions. As Alexander S. Dawson reveals in The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs (University of California Press, 2018),... Read More
Kathleen Day, “Broken Bargain: Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street” (Yale UP, 2019)
Think that today’s debates about the role of the Federal Reserve Bank, financial regulation, “too big to fail”, etc. are new?  Think again. Who should control banks, who should regulate banks, what should banks even do–these questions have been debated since the founding of the Republic.  Replace CNBC’s David Faber... Read More
Judith Eve Lipton and David P. Barash, “Strength through Peace: How Demilitarization Led to Peace and Happiness in Costa Rica” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Costa Rica is the only full-fledged and totally independent country to be entirely demilitarized. Its military was abolished in 1948, with the keys to the armory handed to the Department of Education. Socially, Costa Rica is a success story. Although 94th in the world for GDP, it is in the... Read More
Pamela Herd and Donald Moynihan, “Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means” (Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2019)
Pamela Herd and Donald Moynihan are authors of Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means (Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2019). Herd is a Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University; Moynihan is the inaugural McCourt Chair in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. In Administrative... Read More
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