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December 24, 2018
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A truly free market could reinvigorate democracy, book argues

Prof. Eric Posner rethinks capitalism in pursuit of a more just society Picture a society in which property is put to its most productive and valuable use rather than being held indefinitely by its richest citizens, and voters are able … Continue reading

July 7, 2014
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For the next generation: Democracy ensures we don’t take it all with us

Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, … Continue reading

March 23, 2014
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Trials help alleviate tribulations

For those of us who have spent our lives in the United States, it’s difficult to imagine the reality of citizens living in countries that have been torn apart by leaders ruling with intimidation and repression—and without regard for human … Continue reading

February 16, 2014
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New book explores challenges for democracy in North Africa

The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book.  The book, called ‘Party Politics and the Prospects for democracy in … Continue reading

February 5, 2014
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A world of art at the Watson Institute

As a student in the Brown/RISD Dual Degree Program, senior Youbin Kang uses textiles to bring attention to global issues. Her work hangs in the Watson Institute as part of a new initiative to showcase art by students, faculty, and … Continue reading

September 11, 2012
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September 11 and The Cost of War

The Costs of War project is assessing the total cost of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the wake of the 9-11 attacks. Findings thus far put the cost at more than 300,000 lives and $4 trillion. The project’s … Continue reading

August 23, 2012
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Analysis of Election Factors Points to Romney Win, University of Colorado Study Says

A University of Colorado analysis of state-by-state factors leading to the Electoral College selection of every U.S. president since 1980 forecasts that the 2012 winner will be Mitt Romney. The key is the economy, say political science professors Kenneth Bickers … Continue reading