Topic Archives: Politics

  • Financial complexity: Accounting for fraud

    The following letter was published in Science on 15 April 2015.  It discusses the role of fraud in the 2008 financial crisis, and the importance of taking fraud into account when attempting to explain what happened.   The Policy Forum “Complexity theory and financial regulation” (S. Battiston et […]



  • Torture’s Inefficiency Long Established

    The following letter was published in Science on 4 December 2015.  It discusses the history of the CIA’s covert sponsorship of behavioral science research and the relationship of this research to the CIA’s torture practices.   In the 16 October issue, R. J. McNally reviews a book by Shane […]