Archive for 2013

This is Viral

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
This is Viral

If the nineteenth century French sociologist Gustav Le Bon were alive today, he’d probably be running a wildly successful viral marketing firm. Alas, Le Bon was a hundred years ahead of his time. In his influential work, “The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind,” Le Bon argues that, “the opinions and beliefs of... »

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For Love and/or Money: Financial Autonomy in Marriage

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
For Love and/or Money: Financial Autonomy in Marriage

This is a guest post by Bethany Soule with assistance from Daniel Reeves. Prescript: We realize how crazy this all sounds! Nonetheless, we’re perfectly serious, and do actually pay each other to put our kids to bed and whatnot. We think we have quite clever mechanisms for deciding who does what and keeping things... »

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Lies, Damned Lies, Rape, and Statistics

Friday, January 25th, 2013
Lies, Damned Lies, Rape, and Statistics

The vicious gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in Delhi last month is tragically just one of many attacks on women that occur every day in India. In 2011 alone, there were more than 24,000 reported rapes in the country, with likely many times that number going unreported. This horrific incident has... »

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