Jane S. Shaw

shaw@popecenter.org

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Book Review

China: Yes, It's Capitalism

The most growth happened where the State had the least power

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 by JANE S. SHAW

Ronald Coase's final work makes subtle points about institutional development while giving a blow-by-blow account of how, despite the State, China became capitalist.

Book Review

The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy

Poor People in Developing Countries Suffer from the Worst Environmental Problems

JULY 06, 2010 by JANE S. SHAW

Book Review

Global Greens: Inside the International Environmental Establishment

International Treaties Increasingly Shape U.S. Environmental Policy

AUGUST 01, 1999 by JANE S. SHAW

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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