Monthly Archives: April 2013

  1. If you are making art, you’d better make money …or else!

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    April 30, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    Just came across this chilling piece on the great blog.  Heads, You Lose It involves the tax authorities in Minnesota …
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  2. Free speech and the Rating Agencies

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    April 30, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    Now that the United States has sued Standard and Poor’s over the subprime mortgage fiasco, see The S&P Lawsuit, it …
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  3. Bad apple or evidence of corruption in science?

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    April 29, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    Yesterday’s New York Times Magazine also carried this story. “The Mind of a Con Man.” It covers the story of …
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  4. Marketing Breast Cancer

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    April 29, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    There was a very disturbing article in yesterday’s New York Times Magazine, “Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer.”  It discussed …
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  5. “Brandishing the First Amendment” in Paperback

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    April 29, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    I had originally heard that my book would come out in paperback in April, but now I hear it is …
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  6. The utility of scholarship

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    April 29, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    One thing we in academia are often hearing about from members of the bar and bench is how irrelevant much …
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  7. The Wages of Globalization

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    April 26, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    Here is an interesting article from CounterPunch about a factory fire in Bangladesh and the role consumerism plays in creating …
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  8. Telemarketing

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    April 26, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    People hate it. Kevin Drum posted this bit about how much he hates it and how it seems like he …
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  9. The Catholic Church as a Business

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    April 23, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    (A meeting of the board of directors?) I wrote in an earlier post about for-profit businesses claiming free-exercise First Amendment …
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  10. Earth day and “Green” Products

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    April 22, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    Well it is that time again when advertisers want to suggest that you can save the world through better consumption, …
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