Monthly Archives: July 2013

Politics as a Gamble

And so here we are: the Egyptian Army, so recently giving voice to the hopes of thousands of struggling Egyptians, has chosen to use violence to dispel the supporters of ousted President Mursi. In many ways, being a politically active adult is like being a gambler: you consider the odds, you listen to the chatter, […]

Law and Order (And When They Diverge)

We tend to think of law and order as a unit – two sides of the same coin. After all, nation-states have plenty of incentives to ensure a robust legal framework, and many of those incentives revolve around orderly movement of the population. Want to set up a new business? Sounds good – but you […]