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"There Must Be a Reason": Osama, Saddam, and Inferred Justification
One of the most curious aspects of the 2004 presidential election was the strength and resilience of the belief among many Americans that Saddam Hussein was linked to the terrorist attacks ofExpand
The politics of free markets : the rise of neoliberal economic policies in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States
The attempt to reduce the role of the state in the market through tax cuts, decreases in social spending, deregulation, and privatization - "neoliberalism" - took firm root in the United States underExpand
Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe vs. Liberal America
of the authors mention non-coercive actions and variations in coercive methods. However, systematic analyses are needed of the consequences of different kinds of escalation strategies for transitionsExpand
The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Preface Charles Tilly 1. The thunder of history Isaac William Martin, Ajay K. Mehrotra and Monica Prasad 2. 'The unfair advantage of the few' Joseph J. Thorndike 3. What Americans think of taxesExpand
The Morality of Market Exchange: Love, Money, and Contractual Justice
Prostitution as a cultural practice describes the line between what must be given as a gift and what may be exchanged as a commodity; an investigation of prostitution can therefore further ourExpand
Consumers of the World Unite: A Market-based Response to Sweatshops
Sweatshops are re-emerging across the globe. In the current neoliberal environment—which has unions, government protection of worker rights, and fair trade policies on the defensive—we propose aExpand
Taxation and the worlds of welfare
We use Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) data to compare the progressivity of the tax structure in the USA and Europe. LIS data allow a comparison of tax rates that attempts to take different startingExpand
The politics of free markets
The attempt to reduce the role of the state in the market through tax cuts, decreases in social spending, deregulation, and privatization—“neoliberalism”—took root in the United States under RonaldExpand
International Capital on “Silicon Plateau”: Work and Control in India's Computer Industry
If workers in industrialized countries lose out when jobs go overseas, do workers in developing countries benefit when jobs come from overseas ? This article uses the recent influx of foreign capitalExpand
Why Is France So French? Culture, Institutions, and Neoliberalism, 1974–19811
  • M. Prasad
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 September 2005
French capitalism has changed in many ways in the last two decades, but France has not seen the extreme neoliberalism of Britain and the United States. The author first provides evidence that theExpand