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    While overdue, the Inflation Reduction Act is still a win for Joe Biden  

While overdue, the Inflation Reduction Act is still a win for Joe Biden  

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Over the weekend, President Joe Biden drew one step closer to signing the Inflation Reduction Act, a landmark bill that would reform corporate taxes and provide $433 billion in new spending for climate and healthcare. In a party-line vote, Senate Democrats approved the legislation through the special budget reconciliation process, setting the stage for final passage in the House […]

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    Book Review: Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood by Vanessa Díaz

Book Review: Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood by Vanessa Díaz

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In Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood, Vanessa Díaz demystifies the role of the Latino paparazzi and women reporters in celebrity media production. At a time of great upheaval in labour markets, Díaz’s interdisciplinary analyses at the intersection of work, race, gender and media are particularly insightful and relevant, writes Jonathan Pye and Sara Castro Cantú. 

Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters […]

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    Book Review: Macroeconomics: An Introduction by Alex M. Thomas

Book Review: Macroeconomics: An Introduction by Alex M. Thomas

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In Macroeconomics: An Introduction, Alex M. Thomas offers a new overview of the development of macroeconomics, combining concepts with real-world examples drawn from the Indian economy. In linking economic ideas with real-life issues, Thomas succeeds in his goal of enabling readers to grasp the daily life of macroeconomics, writes Kaibalyapati Mishra.

Macroeconomics: An Introduction. Alex M. Thomas. Cambridge University Press. 2021.

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    How to ensure success in environmental, social, and governance efforts

How to ensure success in environmental, social, and governance efforts

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Businesses want to address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges but often fail. While organisations’ policies may be well-meaning, they often become decoupled from actual practices. Organisational efforts at change continue to focus on crafting “new and better” policies, but without commensurate attention to the rest of the organisational landscape, which includes internal and external stakeholders. Sukhbir Sandhu, Carol T Kulik, Sanjeewa […]

In US cultural mythology sport is a “field of dreams”

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Following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, American sport was once again the site of reaction and protest. Glyn Robbins takes an outsider’s view of the US’ relationship with baseball, basketball, and American football, writing that while such games evoke the American Dream of eternal hope through striving for success, they are also entwined with politics, both activist […]

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    How Pennsylvania has taken steps to address the cannabis industry’s equity problem

How Pennsylvania has taken steps to address the cannabis industry’s equity problem

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While cannabis decriminalization and legalization has grown across the states, the profits from cannabis-related businesses have tended to flow mainly to white men, raising issues of equity. In new research, Lee Hannah, Daniel Mallinson, and Lauren Azevedo evaluate measures introduced in Pennsylvania to improve equity in who benefits from cannabis sales. They write that such efforts to diversify dispensary […]

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    The 2022 Midterms: Up and down the ballot, Pennsylvania reflects national political splits

The 2022 Midterms: Up and down the ballot, Pennsylvania reflects national political splits

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In the 2022 midterms, the Keystone State appears poised, as ever, to play a bellwether role. Following primary contests in the state, Maxwell Serota and Robin Kolodny write that Pennsylvania’s US Senate, House and gubernatorial elections are likely to be highly contested – and incredibly important nationally – this November.

Looking ahead to elections across the US in 2022, […]

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    Long Read: The stakes are high for the disunited states of America

Long Read: The stakes are high for the disunited states of America

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The increasing polarisation of American society has raised questions over the future of the American state and nation. As the 2022 midterm elections near, Michael Cox gives an overview of the growing divisiveness in America during Joe Biden’s presidency. The war in Ukraine, economic and inflationary woes, and an ever-increasing divide between Democrats and Republicans will all play a […]

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    Book Review: Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis by Eve Darian-Smith

Book Review: Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis by Eve Darian-Smith

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In Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis, Eve Darian-Smith connects wildfires to the broader economic, social and political issues underlying climate change, exploring how they have become important signifiers of an unfolding global calamity. This is a timely and thought-provoking book that shows that there will be no magic solution to our current predicament until we collectively embrace […]

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    Book Review: Underflows: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice by Cleo Wölfle Hazard

Book Review: Underflows: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice by Cleo Wölfle Hazard

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In Underflows: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice, Cleo Wölfle Hazard explores the hydrological, cultural and epistemological dynamics of public imaginaries of water and water-related networks through a queer and trans orientation to the world. Covering an impressive swath of ground, this book presents insightful and challenging departures in theory and methodology and is a worthwhile read for ecological scientists and social […]

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