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The Appeal of the Genteel: Ben Franklin beyond work

Back in the day of the American colonies, only two classes of people seemed to exist: the genteel class and commoners. Upward social mobility was a very real possibility for … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Comparative Institutionalist Approach: the Best Method for Understanding International Political Economy and Social Policies?

As our understanding increases and global institutions become more complex, it is less and less likely for a single monolithic grand theory to properly explain the inner workings of all … Continue reading

May 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Necessary Knowledge discussion: What to learn to improve the world

What must we understand in order to create a social order that satisfies (at least) the material needs of individuals in a nation? Berlin’s Marx proposes that Das Kapital was … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment