Articles from Club Troppo
Robert Solow once referred to the law and economics scholar Richard Posner as writing books the way the rest of us breathe.
We examine whether exposure of men to women in a traditionally
male-dominated environment can change attitudes about
mixed-gender productivity, gender roles and gender identity. Our
context is the military in Norway, where we randomly assigned
female recruits to some squads but not others during boot camp.
We find that living and working with women for 8 weeks causes men
to adopt more egalitarian attitudes. There is a 14 percentage
Brexit is the main political issue in the UK, competing with sex for the attention of the public. It is a daily gamble whether the news headline is about some politician fondling a knee 55 years ago or a row over Brexit.
Humanity is at a high point. What our ancestors dreamed of is slowly becoming a reality: a world without hunger in which the vast majority of mankind live peaceful and long lives. We are not there yet, but in Europe, East Asia, Latin America, and even in Africa (our cradle), mankind is emerging from dark times. People live longer, healthier, happier, and more educated lives. Paid for and organised by countries, helped by international flows of people and information.
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