Politics

Yanis the Man-is

Yanis the Man-is

In its embodiment of the experience of the radicalized academic-turned-policymaker, Yanis’s career exemplifies the ideal path through which young, aspiring American and European intellectuals of the left can gain real political authority: by leveraging scholarly successes in some policy-relevant field in order to ascend to positions of direct political power.

 

Economy

Secular Stagnation and Inequality

Secular Stagnation and Inequality

Inequality is no longer off-limits within academic economics, and economists are now willing to tackle the questions about inequality that may prove to be important to more progressive agendas.

 

The Bubble

A Year of Activism

A Year of Activism

Members of student activist groups–some that formed this year, others that existed for years be- fore–describe the ways in which they have challenged existing discourses and policies this year. Their methods are as disparate as their concerns, but taken together they represent a rediscovered conception of how to be a socially conscious and politically active Princetonian.

 

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A Year of Activism

A Year of Activism

Members of student activist groups–some that formed this year, others that existed for years be- fore–describe the ways in which they have challenged existing discourses and policies this year. Their methods are as disparate as their concerns, but taken together they represent a rediscovered conception of how to be a socially conscious and politically active Princetonian.

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Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors

Seven months later, after the People’s Climate March and #blacklivesmatter march, after the die-in and divestment, we can begin to speak about a campus where apathy is giving way to awareness. Awareness is not yet action, but it is a start. The gravest mistake that we could make now would be to content ourselves with the progress that has been made–to pat each other on the back and walk off the field.

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Secular Stagnation and Inequality

Secular Stagnation and Inequality

Inequality is no longer off-limits within academic economics, and economists are now willing to tackle the questions about inequality that may prove to be important to more progressive agendas.

Yanis the Man-is

Yanis the Man-is

In its embodiment of the experience of the radicalized academic-turned-policymaker, Yanis’s career exemplifies the ideal path through which young, aspiring American and European intellectuals of the left can gain real political authority: by leveraging scholarly successes in some policy-relevant field in order to ascend to positions of direct political power.

Confusing Ubiquity for Power

Confusing Ubiquity for Power

Culture and discourse can be useful fronts in political battle, but without a theory of change that includes how to take power, or at least make significant and binding demands of it, what happens on the cultural and discursive fronts guarantees nothing.

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Rethinking Power in the Face of Inequality

Rethinking Power in the Face of Inequality

When citizens are inactive, there are few, if any checks on the powers that be and the few, the elites, the one percent can take even greater control. Democratic resignation is the foundation of oligarchy.

Princeton, PRINCO, & Environmental Responsibility

Princeton, PRINCO, & Environmental Responsibility

Princeton pursues many sustainable on-campus policies, but if it wants to invest in a sustainable future it should focus on its endowment as well as its campus. It is time to start attacking the threat of climate change from every possible angle, including through our investments.

A History of Commodifying Criminal Justice

A History of Commodifying Criminal Justice

If anything, isolating prisons and executions from society has opened up a fertile imaginative space in which the anxieties and curiosities of the free citizenry can manifest. Rather than facilitating real empathy for the plight of the incarcerated, popular culture has appropriated the high stakes of trial and punishment for the sake of ratings and publicity.

Letter to the Editor

Regarding “A Call for Rhetorical Reform” published in your last issue

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