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The Promise of Action

Arendt reveals that by having an interest in local issues, people can band together, create shared initiatives, and thereby disclose the promise of action. Posted on 5 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/9/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we speculate about the future of privacy in the Internet of Things, celebrate moments enjoyed in solitude, refuse to accept the biggest financial cover-up in history, and much more! Posted on 10 November 2014 | 10:30 am

Amor Mundi 10/19/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the implications of an unprecedented rise of income inequality for the American Dream, consider how colleges should begin addressing sexual harassment of students on-campus, hope for a "digital cascade" in the American legal system, and much more. Posted on 20 October 2014 | 11:30 am

Video Archives – A Discussion on the Intellectual Origins of the Financial Crisis (2011)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a 2011 discussion between Roger Berkowitz and David Matias on the origins of the 2008 financial crisis. Posted on 16 October 2014 | 10:00 am

A Vacuum Floating on Air

Roger Berkowitz discusses Carmen Segarra and how her story exposing the Federal Reserve's lack of due diligence, as well as George Packer's book "The Unwinding", reveal a fractured America. Posted on 27 September 2014 | 1:28 pm

On Civic Journalism

In Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan describes a man with a Muck Rake, a man who looks only down, raking the muck off the floor. Earthly, gazing down, collecting the muck around himself, the Muck Raker sees only the detritus of our world. He never looks up, neither into the heavens or even into the face…Read more On Civic Journalism Posted on 17 January 2014 | 12:41 pm

Borrowing from Peter to Pay Paul

Stephanie A. Miner, the Mayor of Syracuse NY, has an important op-ed essay in The NY Times Thursday. Syracuse is one of hundreds of cities around the state and tens of thousands around the country that are struggling with the potentially disastrous effects of out-of-control pension costs. Where this crisis is heading can be seen…Read more Borrowing from Peter to Pay Paul Posted on 15 February 2013 | 10:23 am