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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 of
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 under
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 taxes
The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty
The Land of Too Much presents a simple but powerful hypothesis that addresses three questions: Why does the United States have more poverty than any other developed country? Why did it experience an
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 a
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 our
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 transitions
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 starting
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 capital
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 Ronald