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Economic Modeling: Societal Preferences and Government

A book I just recently finished, After War: the Political Economy of Exporting Democracy, has a lot of insight into the institutional and behavioral theory behind reconstruction (e.g. the nation building in Iraq and Afghanistan). One of the explanations given by Coyne, … Continue reading

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Not Lacking Links

reading miscellanea: “Study: Partisans treat politics like sports, valuing a team over issues” Turns out most core voters go out to show Democrats/Republicans a lesson rather than actually caring about the issue they vote on. Pay gap between the sexes … Continue reading

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Obesity Around the World: Still a Blessing in Disguise?

In February of 2010, Michelle Obama initiated her ‘Let’s Move!’ program to help fight the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. This move by the First Lady only highlights the recent battle against obesity all across the world. … Continue reading

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Utilitarianism in Brave New World: A Critique

I felt like doing a short analysis of Brave New World, because who doesn’t like a good dystopia? Throughout Humanity’s existence, the search for the ‘ideal’ society has been a constant pursuit. Works such as Augustine’s The City of God, and … Continue reading

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Resistance to an All Consuming Modern Society

This week I read Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book Into the Wild, a book about a man named Christopher McCandless, a college graduate who dropped off the map for over two years. He was found dead in Alaska after attempting to … Continue reading

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