Roland Stephen

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    Not Really

    Monday, July 11th, 2011

    James Vreeland has a post that emphasizes the role played by Title IX in turning the U.S. into a world power in women’s soccer. This is surely true, but I have to say I don’t like the way he formulates his discussion: … this was also a battle of culture versus institutions. Of markets versus [...]

    Money, Money, Money…

    Saturday, January 8th, 2011

    There has been a lot of hand wringing lately about income inequality in the U.S., with good reason.  (If you want to see a fine survey of the issue, check out Tyler Cowen’s widely read piece).  Cowen is very concerned, and rightly so, about the extremes of wealth earned by financiers who–to put it bluntly–game [...]