Book Picks for March 2021
Announcing our March book picks: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson and Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianismby Anne Applebaum.
Democracy is a Process
by Aubrey L. Hicks, Executive Director, Bedrosian Center Democracy isn’t a state of being, it is a process. To be democratic, to live in democracy, is to participate boldly with our neighbors in governance. What we saw this week is evidence of anti-democratic movements across the country. Dr. Erroll Southers, Read more…
What promises do we have to keep? : A Call for Bipartisan Action on Climate Change
by Casey Fischl Across the globe, countries acknowledge climate change as a scientific fact and have been implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies as per their commitment in the Paris Agreement. This, however, is not the case for the United States where political leaders are still debating and questioning what 97 percent of climate scientists agree Read more…
USC Price Hosts Intelligence Analyst to Discuss Mueller Report
By Matthew Kredell Intelligence analyst and commentator Malcolm Nance joined USC Price Professor Erroll Southers on April 30 for an Unredacted conversation about the Mueller Report findings. Watch the live webcast here. The USC Bedrosian Center on Governance and USC Safe Communities Institute hosted the event to examine key findings in the Read more…
This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone.
The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Listen as our three scholars discuss the necessity of reading Antigone today.
? Democracy & Inequality of Political Influence In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks economic and political inequality in democracies with Martin Gilens, Professor of Public Policy at UCLA Luskin. The degree of political influence is dramatically unequal for people within the United States, public policy can Read more…
Fear: Trump in the White House
? This month, Lisa is joined by Anthony Orlando, Jeff Jenkins, and Christian Grose to discuss Bob Woodward’s latest reportage on the Presidency: Fear. How does this stack up to other Woodward titles and how does the principal-agent theory work it’s way into conversation with these political junkies? What we’re Read more…
Polling, the Astrology of Politics
Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the California primaries.
In Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl envision new rules for markets in order to limit the tyranny of monopolies and majority rule. Their aim, with 5 revolutionary ideas to cure what they see as the most important issue of our time: inequality.
What are some of these “radical” ideas, and does our panel think they are the revolutionary ideas we need?
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In Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl envision new rules for markets in order to limit the tyranny of monopolies and majority rule. Their aim, with 5 revolutionary ideas to cure what they see as the most important issue of our time: inequality. What are some of Read more…
“The immediacy of writing online has become part of my brain.”
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Who Do Politicians Really Represent & Do We Notice?
In this episode, Brian Newman uncovers who’s represented, who’s not, and how it affects their view of government.