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Andreas Lubitz and Black Swans

Suicide and mass murder are not the same thing. Depression, among other things, causes suicide. Causes of mass murder, in almost every case, are unfathomable. Is that why the media turns so quickly to depression when they write about Andreas Lubitz’s murder of one hundred fifty people, including himself? 1,404 more words

Law And Society

The ‘Taylor rule’ has become a staple of monetary theory.

Political economy is the science of managing a nation´s resources so as to generate wealth. As such, policy is never predetermined but is always data dependent. 458 more words

World Politics

Mental Health vs. Mental Illness

APSA has made a video to help tackle the stigma of mental illness by replacing the word illness with “health”. We all have mental health and we all need to take care of it. 45 more words

Law And Society

Atuahene on NLR and South Africa

New Legal Realism Conversations is excited to welcome our newest blogger, Professor Bernadette Atuahene!  Bernadette’s work exemplifies the NLR ideal three-part combination of work on law, social science and policy.  685 more words

Law And Society

Taught Modules offered by Valerie Jenness at UC Irvine

Despite her busy role as Dean of the School of Social Ecology, Valerie Jenness is committed to a wide variety of teaching duties at the University of California, Irvine. 224 more words


The election of state judges is a controversial topic.

Nearly 30 years after the Alabama authorities relied on analyses of a handgun and bullets to send him to death row, Anthony Ray Hinton was freed on Friday at 9:30 a.m, one day after a Circuit Court judge ordered his release, after experts undermined the state’s case. 1,286 more words


Saara Asikainen: Confinement from the Bench

We know “that the words of the are not precise, and that their scope is not static.” We know, therefore, that the Clause “must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.” … That knowledge, of course, is but the beginning of the inquiry. 1,107 more words