Academic Writing

Who’s lying in the negotiations over Greece and the euro?

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
June 25, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Over the last several weeks, European newspapers have been consumed with a debate over Greece’s role in Europe’s common currency, the euro.

Greece has suffered very badly in the financial crisis. In order to receive loans and a limited amount of debt relief, Greece has been forced to implement harsh austerity measures by other European states (especially Germany), European Union institutions and the International Monetary Fund. Read more » about Who’s lying in the negotiations over Greece and the euro?

Yes, Amazon and eBay can ban sales of Confederate merchandise. Is that good or bad?

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
June 24, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The news that eBay and Amazon are moving to block sales of Confederate-related merchandise is causing concern among commentators like the New York Times’ Josh Barro. Barro and others have no time for Confederacy nostalgia, but worry that having “Amazon and eBay exercising a lot of discretion over third-party postings may not be a great road to go down Read more » about Yes, Amazon and eBay can ban sales of Confederate merchandise. Is that good or bad?

Opinion: It's time for an about-face on facial recognition

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
June 22, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Co-authored with Evan Selinger. 

Until recently, concerns over facial recognition technologies were largely theoretical. Only a few companies could create databases of names and faces large enough to identify significant portions of the population by sight. These companies had little motivation to widely exploit this technology in invasive ways. Read more » about Opinion: It's time for an about-face on facial recognition

Infographic: How Access to Paid Leave Helps Fathers

Author(s): 
Emily Baxter
Publication Date: 
June 18, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Fathers around the country report that they would like to spend more time with their children; it is important to remember that paid family and medical leave could have a real impact on new dads who are striving to balance work and family. Ensuring that everyone has access to paid family and medical leave—and encouraging both men and women to use it—also is an important tool for achieving equality. Read more » about Infographic: How Access to Paid Leave Helps Fathers

Irish people are really, really angry with the New York Times today. This is why.

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
June 17, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Six young Irish people died on Tuesday in San Francisco, when the fourth floor balcony that they were on collapsed into the street. Several others were seriously injured. Today, many Irish people are expressing their outrage atthis New York Times story by Adam Nagourney, Mitch Smith and Quentin Hardy about the tragedy. Why are they so angry and upset? Read more » about Irish people are really, really angry with the New York Times today. This is why.

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