Judges should be appointed, not elected

Claire Lim, a professor of political economy at Cornell University who looks at how political environments and the design of government institutions interact with the behavior of public officials, explains why having voters choose judicial candidates based along their party line, without considering the candidates’ quality, is an outdated system. Bio: https://lim.economics.cornell.edu/ Lim says: “Elections are […]

Anger fueled EU vote, not logic

  Jonathan Kirshner, a professor of international political economy at Cornell University’s government department, says the departure of the UK from the European Union shows that even in a stable democracy, an angry public will vote against its interests. Bio http://government.arts.cornell.edu/faculty/kirshner/   Kirshner says: “The departure of the U.K. from the European Union will have […]