Which Political System Maximizes Utility – a Democracy or an Autocracy?

By Ganesh R. Kumaraguru. Stanford University.

There is a growing debate in the 21st century as to whether democracies outperform certain autocracies in increasing a citizen’s utility. Continue reading Which Political System Maximizes Utility – a Democracy or an Autocracy?

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COIN and Cash: The Use of Economic Aid in Conflict

By Rajiv Suresh. Stanford University.

The shift away from conventional to small-scale warfare has led to a search for effective solutions to such conflicts. One of the more popular tactics that has become relevant in the past century is the “hearts and minds” approach… Continue reading COIN and Cash: The Use of Economic Aid in Conflict