Law, Politics, and Economics

  • Article by Alumna Elisabeth Powell '14 in the "Journal of Business Anthropology"

    Monday, Aug 19, 2019

    In alumna Elisabeth Powell's article published in the Journal of Business Anthropology, she explains how an anthropology degree adds unique value in the business world for a more empathetic, connected and humane world. Powell stumbled into Anthropology as an economics major and went from a skeptic to a crusader for anthropologists.

    Read the article here.

  • How Can Brazil Avoid Tech Dystopia?

    Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

    A discussion with Ronaldo Lemos (Brazilian legal scholar and visiting professor at the School of International Public Affairs of Columbia University) and Edward Felten (Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and founding director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy).

  • Debt

    Average credit card debt of Americans is $16,000; average college loan debt $30,000. How and why do people go into debt? Why is debt negatively linked to "usury" in some cultures while in others not having debt is a mark of being "underleveraged"? How can "debt" sometimes be an instrument of social solidarity and other times be a source of social discord?
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