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Idea/Ethics

Bad things happen for a reason, and other idiocies of theodicy

Jason Blum

Idea/Family Life

We need a contract for co-parenting, not just for marriage

Laurie Shrage

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Idea/Poverty & Development

Want to reduce drug use? Listen to women drug users

Kasia Malinowska & Bethany Medley

Video/War & Conflict

How 60 ambiguous words gave the United States’ president unprecedented war power

7 minutes

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Idea/Ethics

Why rape cases should not be subject to reasonable doubt

Christopher Wareham & James Vos

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Idea/Race

Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

James Q Whitman

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Idea/Law & Justice

What would a rational criminal justice system look like?

Raoul Martinez

Video/Mood & Emotion

How the sounds of solitary confinement might be worse than the isolation

3 minutes

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Essay/Future of Technology

Crimes of the future

Predictive policing uses algorithms to analyse data and cut crime. But does it really work, and should it be trusted?

Sidney Perkowitz

Video/Politics & Government

What happens when a country has its first true democratic election?

12 minutes

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Essay/History

American genesis

In treating the nation’s founders as holy relics, America forgets they were revolutionaries and risk-takers

Caroline Winterer

Video/Nature & Environment

Can the market save an endangered species? South Africa’s rhino horn conundrum

9 minutes

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Essay/Law & Justice

What kind of citizen was he?

Conventional wisdom sees Socrates as a martyr for free speech, but he accepted his death sentence for a different cause

Josiah Ober

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Idea/Law & Justice

How US prisons violate three principles of criminal justice

Judith Lichtenberg

Video/Politics & Government

In the US, linking guns to owners is, by design, a convoluted and absurd process

7 minutes

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Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

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Idea/Race

US law has long seen people of African descent as fugitives

Manisha Sinha

Idea/Politics & Government

A democracy deficit plagues the US and the European Union

David V Johnson

Essay/Neurodiversity

The inheritance of crime

Eugenic ideas about criminal genes have been repudiated for decades, but a new biological approach to crime is emerging

Douglas Starr

Video/Law & Justice

Can video of the police shooting an unarmed civilian ever be viewed objectively?

30 minutes

Idea/Poverty & Development

Make rhymes not war: the hip hop solution to gang violence

Jooyoung Lee

Video/Political Philosophy

Want to build a just society? John Rawls said to start by ignoring your identity

2 minutes

Idea/Law & Justice

Decriminalising sex work is better for everyone

Marina Della Giusta & Maria Laura Di Tommaso

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Idea/Political Philosophy

How free market ideology perverts the vocabulary of democracy

Jason Stanley

Idea/Law & Justice

How to stop prisons from turning criminals into terrorists

Cullen Thomas

Essay/Nature & Environment

Who owns the earth?

Private land ownership is a beautiful dream gone badly wrong. It’s time to reinstate the forgotten ideal of the commons

Antonia Malchik

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Video/Data & Information

The information age traffics in speed. To adapt to it wisely, we must slow down

5 minutes

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Idea/Law & Justice

Here comes pseudolaw, a weird little cousin of pseudoscience

Colin McRoberts

Essay/Social Psychology

Is everybody a racist?

The studies just keep coming. Unconscious racism is pervasive. It starts early. And it creates a deadly empathy gap

Princess Ojiaku

Idea/Social Psychology

Why do police have such out-of-date psychological theories?

Julia Shaw