The Economist, Oct. 21, 2017
Globalisation has marginalised many regions in the rich world
“Enterprise zones”, which typically use tax incentives and hiring subsidies to encourage businesses into areas of concentrated poverty and joblessness, do little good. California’s 42 enterprise zones have failed to raise employment in targeted areas, according to analysis by Mr Kolka and David Neumark, of the University of California at Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Knowable, Oct. 25, 2017
Making the case against memories as evidence
Elizabeth Loftus, famed for her pioneering work on the fallibility of memory, has kept some interesting company over the years: Ted Bundy, O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh. When high-profile court cases hinge on memories, the defense often calls Loftus to the stand, and she embraces the chance to bring science into the courtroom, no matter who sits in the defendant’s chair. “I’ve consulted on a number of cases involving people who we now know were bad people,” says the UC Irvine psychologist.
NPR, Oct. 27, 2017
Radio Replay: Prisons of Our Own Making
[Starts at 29:14] Keramet Reiter has spent more than a decade researching the effects of loneliness on these inmates. She’s a professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine and author of the book “23/7: Pelican bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement.” Besides being a researcher, she’s also been a prison rights activist and human rights watch.
KCRW, Oct. 27, 2017
Make China Great Again
Xi is being called “the most powerful man in the world,” as China builds a modern military and may already have out-stripped the US economically. But will China be “great” for free speech, an independent judiciary or human rights? Guests: … Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine ….
Money Life, Oct. 27, 2017
The editor of “Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks and Other Money Stuff”, Bill Maurer Dean of the School of Social Sciences at UC Irvine, says “this book asks people to think of their favorite payment object, their most beloved thing that they thought nobody else in the whole world cared about.”
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