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Rethinking economic sanctions

The defense of economic sanctions is that they are a better alternative than a lot of other strategies — the most obvious one being war. But that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be scrutinised — not just for their effectiveness, but also for their political and ethical implications. It has been repeatedly found that economic…

French economist Thomas Piketty talks income inequality

Piketty lectured on his 2013 bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, last Friday in Memorial Auditorium. Capital explores wealth and income inequality in U.S. and western European economies. This lecture was part of a joint venture between the Stanford Economics Department and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, which hosted Piketty as part of their Kenneth Arrow lecture series.