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证监会贯彻落实国务院《关于开展优先股试点的指导意见》 稳妥推进优先股试点工作

证监会贯彻落实国务院《关于开展优先股试点的指导意见》 稳妥推进优先股试点工作






How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang

Alexandre Afonso

In 2000, economist Steven Levitt and sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics about the internal wage structure of a Chicago drug gang. This piece would later serve as a basis for a chapter in Levitt’s (and Dubner’s) best seller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.) The title of the chapter, “Why drug dealers still live with their moms”, was based on the finding that the income distribution within gangs was extremely skewed in favor  of those at the top, while the rank-and-file street sellers earned even less than employees in legitimate low-skilled activities, let’s say at McDonald’s. They calculated 3.30 dollars as the hourly rate, that is, well below a living wage (that’s why they still live with their moms). [2]

If you take into account the risk of being shot by rival gangs, ending up in jail or…

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Happy thanksgiving!_thank you_Dido

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for all the supports, encouragements and LOVE! 

“I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life”

——-DIdo thank you



Who will be the LEADER in post-Abe era?





LDP政权最慢也会坚持到2015年的众议院选举和2016年的参院选举,post-abe, 究竟谁能领导日本?





(follett— 其实还有河野太郎等人呢??在我看来,干部储备体系还在,就是在反核,全面反核等议题上,LDP内部也分歧严重,会有party split 吗?)



另外还有就是日本经济的问题,虽然他没有明确的展开说,但是也提到了,实业industry 在股市中不景气,ABE经济学更是助长了global capital 从日本卷走钱,带来收入分化越加严重。(他是在一亿中流,泡沫经济前参加工作的一代人,所以,深有体会)

—————–从Leadership来看,确实存在问题,不过还有运转良好的官僚体系,以及如今严格的特别秘密保护法案, 日本到底会走向哪方?

party politics in post-communist countries (1)

继续周一的政党研究。日文版权归yoshino, follett 只负责整理。。。(属于低级脑力活动么?)



其二 是政党对于民主化产生了怎样的影响/效果?(主要是民主化之前就已经存在一定发展程度的政党和政党体系,显然不是asian 的范畴)


1,Post- communist party systems: competition, presentation,  and inter-party cooperation. 1999

Herbert kitschelt, Mansfeldova Zdenka, Markowski Radoslaw, and Gabor Toka,

这是一本关于前东欧国家民主转型的教科书般的必读书目。研究对象是, Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland 四个国家。




Bureaucraticauthoritarian communism, national-accommodative communism,  patrimonial communism.

其中bulgaria属于patrimonial communism (历史传统么??) Czechia属于第一类官僚主导威权主义;Hungary属于national-accomodativce ; 而Poland则处于2者之间。(本书出版于1999年,所以我们可以说, 教授们的那句,page 383  If at least one of the following three propositions proves empirically robust in future research, our study will ultimately have been successful. 好牛气的说法,不过确实也solide detabed 了)

结论部分page 383-385

First,  democratic experience in post-communist democracies varies with regime legacies and institutions.  …

Second,  citizens and politicians learn to act on well-understood self-interests in new democracies quite rapidly. …

Third,  democratic processes leave an imprint on political-economic outcomes. Our study has made this claim in an implicit fashion by showing how the potential for economic liberalization,  articulated by liberal democrats within the system of party competition,  varies across countries with diverging regime legacies.

——此研究,尽管是历史研究,尽管是case studies, 尽管写的如教科书,但是参考意义依旧!

而且这里强调history legacy, 强调institutional legacy, path dependence, 在眼下看来还是很有意义的。参考之前的有关poland-hungray 的 长达5年的media-democracy 的比较研究

另一本著作, Rebuilding Leviathan: Party Competition and State Exploitation in Post-Communist Democracies



Too big to Fail?_2013-11-15-

The Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group hosted this panel on “Too Big To Fail – What Now?” on Friday, November 15, during the 2013 National Lawyers Convention.

–Mr. Martin N. Baily, Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development, Brookings Institution
–Mr. Timothy P. Carney, Visiting Fellow, Culture of Competition Project, American Enterprise Institute and Senior Political Columnist, Washington Examiner
–Mr. Randall D. Guynn, Partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
–Mr. Robert E. Litan, Director of Research, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg News
–Moderator: Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Chief Executive Officer, Patomak Global Partners LLC and former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission

DP&W 好华丽的存在。。。