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March/April 2011

Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer lead a forum discussing behavioral economics at work in poor countries; Diane Coyle, Eran Bendavid, Pranab Bardhan, José Gómez-Márquez, and others respond.  Tom Barry on Arizona, rogue state; Pamela S. Karlan on Obamacare at the Supreme Court; Leland de la Durantaye on the ethics of David Foster Wallace.

 

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Forum 

Small Changes, Big Result

Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer — with responses from:

DIANE COYLE; ERAN BENDAVID; PRANAB BARDHAN; JOSÉ GÓMEZ-MÁRQUEZ; CHLOE O’GARA; SHANTAYANAN DEVARAJAN, JISHNU DAS, AND JEFFREY S. HAMMER; AND DANIEL N. POSNER.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Weak Tea
Stephen Ansolabehere and James Snyder, Jr.
Dispatch: In Tahrir
Ahmed Moor
Dispatch: Known Unknowns
Basil Katz
Karlan’s Court: The Health Care Challenge Threatens All Regulation
Pamela S. Karlan
Capitol Insiders: Solidarity and Sleepovers in Madison
Leigh Elion
Protective Bargaining: How to Prevent the Labor Wars
Thomas A. Kochan
The “Illth” of Nations: Enlarging our Sense of the Economy
David Bollier, Jonathan Rowe
Budgetary Hemlock: Nevada Seeks to Eliminate Philosophy
Todd Edwin Jones

Context

Securing Arizona: What Americans Can Learn From Their Rogue State
Tom Barry

 

Books & Ideas

Passing Through: >Why the Open Internet Is Worth Saving
Evgeny Morozov
How to Be Happy: The Ethics of David Foster Wallace
Leland de la Durantaye
Into the Breach: China Miéville’s Other Reality
Henry Farrell

Fiction

You Are Free
Danzy Senna

On Film

Drowned Out: Julie Taymor’s The Tempest
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Floating World: Maureen N. McLane’s Same Life and World Enough
Tess Taylor
Hello Kitty: Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg’s Gurlesque
B.K. Fischer
Synecdoche: Kathleen Graber’s The Eternal City
Megan Levad
Microreviews

Poems

Five Poems
Mark Strand — Commentary by Nicholas Christopher
Hearing
Joshua Trotter
The Exile
Ben Mazer
Album, C.1930
Marjorie Welish
Dear Crown
Michael Hanson
Monody
Diana S. Adams
River Caskets
Diana S. Adams
The Witch
Elizabeth Willis

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