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July 01, 2013 9:54 AM How Cities Compete For Business

Local economic development theory argues that it’s usually a bad idea for cities to offer special incentives to try to attract businesses. These incentives weaken the fiscal position of the city, but often provide freebies for location decisions that the...

By Henry Farrell

June 10, 2013 8:37 AM Legal Marijuana: Why Choose Between Hanging and Drowning?

Yes, having pot sold by money-hungry corporate marketers might be better than having it sold by money-hungry illegal entrepreneurs: more reliable product, less violence, fewer people behind bars, some tax revenue.Or it might be worse, depending on how successful the...

By Mark Kleiman

April 30, 2013 12:07 PM Can Corporate Social Responsibility Improve Labor Standards?

The disaster in Bangladesh has led to much heated discussion in the blogosphere and elsewhere about how best to improve labor and safety standards for workers in the developing world. Can corporate social responsibility help do this? Richard M. Locke,...

By Henry Farrell

April 25, 2013 12:35 PM How to Reduce Carbon Emissions: Listen to Business

Barack Obama (2009) : President Obama is offering a U.S. target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020…. In light of the President’s goal for an 83% reduction in GHG emissions...

By James Wimberley

March 06, 2013 1:17 PM Amazon and the Modern Condition

This Strossian insight brought to you by The Browser Amazon isn’t a store, not really. Not in any sense that we can regularly think about stores. It’s a strange pulsing network of potential goods, global supply chains, and alien associative...

By Henry Farrell