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Are female politicians less warlike than men? Some evidence from European queens - Chris Blattman

Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Society

From chrisblattman.com

A large scholarship claims that states led by women are less conflictual than states led by men. However, it is theoretically unclear why female leaders would favor more conciliatory war policies. And, it is empirically challenging to identify the effect of female rule, since women may gain power disproportionately during periods of peace.

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Those Were the Days - WSJ

Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Society

From www.wsj.com

Picture a woman born in 1870: your grandmother, or great-grandmother, or great-great-grandmother. Then picture her in 1940. She sits resting with her family in a house brightened by electricityâ€"a wonder, considering that she had been born in the darkness of sparse candlelight.

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Regaining the Past to flow into the Future

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Category: Society

From www.openthemagazine.com

The threat today is no longer from the comic strip communism of Pyongyang. It is the ex-communist as an aggrieved nationalist, or the pinstriped communist as a Confucian capitalist, who challenges the world

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Is Sex Work Empowering Or Enslaving? 12 Experts Weigh In 

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Society

From www.huffingtonpost.com

Women working in the sex work industry -- be it pornography, stripping or prostitution -- sit in the cross-hairs of an enduring controversy, surfacing questions surrounding everything from sexuality and health to economics and morality.

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What Having An Abortion In 1959 Was Like

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Society

From www.buzzfeed.com

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Bill Gates takes on Thomas Piketty: Here’s what’s wrong with the billionaire’s critique - Salon.com

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Category: Society

From www.salon.com

Billionaire Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has published a review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the French economist’s widely discussed tome on economic inequality.

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Why Inequality Matters

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Category: Society

From www.gatesnotes.com

A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone with an admittedly high geek quotient. But this past July, I felt compelled to read Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century after reading several reviews and hearing about it from friends.

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A Brief History of the Personal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Category: Society

From penguinrandomhouse.ca

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Women in prison: the particular impact of prison conditions

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Category: Society

From www.opendemocracy.net

All prisoners are deeply affected by the conditions of their detention, from the amount of light they get to the quality of the food and cleanliness of cells. Yet just as some conditions or deprivations can be more common among particular groups, others experience the same conditions in different ways.

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It's off to fucking work we go: the politics of workplace misery

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Category: Society

From www.opendemocracy.net

Piled Higher and Deeper is a long-running comic strip drawn by an American academic called Jorge Cham. In it, Cham affectionately bemoans the trials and tribulations-- psychological, emotional, and economic--of life as a PhD student.

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