Social Sciences

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We’re in an anti-liberal moment. Liberals need better answers.

June 24, 2019

If American liberals do not pivot from their complacency soon, they may find themselves ushered to an untimely funeral.

The ‘global closet’: Majority of world’s LGBT population hide orientation

June 14, 2019

A new Yale School of Public Health study finds that an estimated 83 percent of the planet’s lesbian, gay, and bisexual people keep their orientation hidden.

New YSoA seminar tackles questions of inequality and climate change

June 13, 2019

The seminar “MANY: Facilitating Migration Through an Exchange of Needs” aims to compile practical research and viewpoints about migration — and to spur action.

Thomas Berry: A Biography

June 5, 2019

Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Andrew Angyal (Columbia University Press)

Tax breaks are popular — even when wealthy people benefit most

June 3, 2019

Citizens favor expanding benefits via the tax code — even when it’s clear that higher-income households will get more of those benefits.

Discoveries indicate human ancestors repeatedly invented stone tools

June 3, 2019

A team of researchers working in Ethiopia have discovered the earliest-known examples of complex stone tools, dating back at least 2.58 million years.

How We Cooperate: A Theory of Kantian Optimization

June 3, 2019

John E. Roemer, the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics (Yale University Press)

Democracy and Dysfunction

May 23, 2019

Jack M. Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment (The University of Chicago Press)

The economy is strong. So why do so many Americans still feel at risk?

May 21, 2019

We won’t fix what’s ailing our economy until we rebuild our fraying social contract.

Beware of ‘snakes,’ ‘invaders,’ and other fighting words

May 16, 2019

Power is rhetoric, and the ability to convince others they ought to do what you want them to do.