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G-20 in Brisbane: Are we Winning the War on Offshore Tax Evasion?

Jason Sharman*

New York, October 20, 2014 (Alochonaa): Next month Brisbane hosts the G20 leaders’ summit. The G20 is very much the child of a financial crisis, but originally it was the emerging market crisis of the 1997-98 rather than the larger and more global crisis last decade. 1,176 more words


Week 8: NGOs in Brazil

The Academia de Desenvolvimento Social, or Social Development Academy Institute for those unfamiliar with the Spanish language, is one of many NGO’s in Brazil. The organization, located in Northeast Brazil, highly… 287 more words


CV online. And a request.

I need your help.

I made a Google Document with my current CV. If you give me your email, I’ll I’ll share it with you and you can give me feedback I need (you get my thanks and a chance to use editing skills on someone else for a change!). 219 more words

Science Culture

President Martin Cements Legacy With Third Consecutive Fall Festival

VALENTINE QUAD, Amherst, MA — Biddy Martin successfully established herself among the pantheon of Amherst presidents past today, with her third consecutive fall festival. As the “defining issue” of Martin’s presidency, the three festivals represent more fall festivals than any previous Amherst president successfully threw, combined.


Pathologizing Black Folks is America's Religion, Or: A Few Thoughts on Roxane Gay's 'Bad Feminist"

I spend nearly everyday writing and reading about global and local configurations of white supremacy and anti-blackness, with a special emphasis on the U.S. and France. 5,068 more words

Academic Musings

British public wrong about nearly everything, survey shows

This is the clever headline of an article in The Independent about a survey by the Royal Statistical Society and King’s College London measuring public perceptions of various public policy related facts: 773 more words


What Does Ferguson Have to do With the South Side?

What Does Ferguson Have to do with the South Side

            Every UChicago student remembers The Chicago Life Meetings we had during O-Week. Between problematic Sex Talks and warnings about substance abuse, a very serious topic is vaguely alluded to: Race. 996 more words