Category: Economics

The Price of Freedom in Orange Is the New Black

The Price of Freedom in Orange Is the New Black

—Jill A. McCorkel
Season three of Orange is the New Black introduced us to a new character, one that you won’t find on listed among the show’s cast or analyzed in any detail on the many blogs devoted to the series. The character in question is Management & Correction Corporation (MCC), the private corporation that receives a contract from the feds to take over day-to-day operations of Litchfield prison.

Lingering Trauma in Tohoku Five Years On

Five years on, the excruciating tragedy of 74 elementary students who drowned near the Okawa elementary school in the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 resonates painfully.

Putting the Lead in Structural Violence

—Peter C. Little As anthropologist and disaster studies expert Gregory Button, author of Disaster Culture, recently put it, the unfolding disaster in Flint, Michigan is more than a case of… READ MORE

Book giveaway: Open Veins of Latin America

Since its publication in 1971, Open Veins of Latin America has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has sold more than a million copies. Written by Uruguayan journalist Eduardo… READ MORE

Reducing children at risk

—Robert Cherry Today, more than half of the new mothers under 30 years old are unwed, and even enhancing the government support they receive may not substantially alter the risk… READ MORE