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Cass R. Sunstein

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and Senior Counselor and Regulatory Policy Officer at the US Department of Homeland Security. His review in this issue was written before his appointment to that position. (June 2021)

Judge Guido Calabresi during arguments in Arar v. Ashcroft, New York City, December 2008. The court ruled that Maher Arar—a Canadian citizen who was wrongly deported by the US to Syria, where he was held for a year and subjected to torture—had no right to sue US government officials. In his dissent, Calabresi argued that ‘when the history of this distinguished court is written, today’s majority opinion will be viewed with dismay.’

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The Future of Law and Economics: Essays in Reform and Recollection

by Guido Calabresi

November 10, 2016 issue

A beach in the Virgin Islands, which, along with countries like Switzerland and Luxembourg, are a notorious tax haven for the wealthy

Parking the Big Money

Gabriel Zucman’s ‘The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens’

The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens

by Gabriel Zucman, translated from the French by Teresa Lavender Fagan, with a foreword by Thomas Piketty

The Price We Pay

a film directed by Harold Crooks, inspired by Brigitte Alepin’s 2010 book La Crise fiscale qui vient (The Coming Fiscal Crisis)

January 14, 2016 issue

Car hop serving motorists at a drive-in eating place in Keemah, Texas, September 1945; photograph by Esther Bubley from David Campany’s The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, just published by Aperture

Who Knows If You’re Happy?

Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think

by Paul Dolan, with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman

Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience

a report by the National Research Council, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie

December 4, 2014 issue

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