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May/June 2012

Michael Sandel leads a forum on how markets crowd out morals, with replies from Richard Sennett, Anita Allen, Samuel Bowles, and others. Claude Fischer takes on the “culture of poverty“; Sandra Tanenbaum on an antidepressant debate that ignores patients; Glenn Loury on the troubling legacy of James Q. Wilson.

 

Forum 

How Markets Crowd Out Morals 

Michael J. Sandel — with responses from:

RICHARD SENNETT; MATT WELCH; ANITA L. ALLEN; DEBRA SATZ; HERBERT GINTIS; LEW DALY; SAMUEL BOWLES; ELIZABETH ANDERSON; JOHN TOMASI.


Context

The Antidepressant Wars: A Fierce Debate that Ignores Patients
Sandra J. Tanenbaum

Foundations

State of the Nation: No Middle Ground
Kendra Bischoff and Sean F. Reardon
Dispatch: Purifying Kashmir
Tariq Mir
Made In America: How to be Poor
Claude S. Fischer
Karlan’s Court: When the Umpire Throws the Pitches
Pamela S. Karlan

Books & Ideas

Much to Answer For: James Q. Wilson’s Legacy
Glenn C. Loury
Bodies with Histories: The New Search for the Biology of Race<
Anne Fausto-Sterling

Fiction

Xochimilco
Esmé-Michelle Watkins

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Sarah Blake, introduced by Catie Rosemurgy
“Discovery” Contest Winners
Poetry on the Brink: Originality Is Overrated
Marjorie Perloff
Writing About Sex: The Shocking and Thrilling D. A. Powell
Stephen Burt

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