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Published: 24 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376804-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7680-4
Published: 09 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371878-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7187-8
Published: 13 July 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392880-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9288-0
Published: 21 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389606-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8960-6
Published: 16 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395072-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9507-2
Book Chapter

By Carolyn Hardin
Published: 09 July 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021605-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2160-5
... five Money Machines In 2020 in New York City, the combined federal, state, and city taxes on a pack of cigarettes was $6.85. But many New Yorkers pay less in ciga- rette taxes than the official rate. That s ­because cigarette smugglers import their wares from states where the taxes are far lower...
Published: 09 July 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021605-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2160-5
... themselves to be riskier than their original credit ratings suggested. The alchemy of subprime cdo arbitrage was revealed to be a farce (Benmelech and Dlugosz 2009). Yet the ques- tion remains of how exactly that alchemy was produced not as a scandal or fraud, but as a fully understood, regulator...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... significant wage increases in St. Kitts in 1920 inspired in part by the labor activities of the UBA. A petition for higher wages organized by Anthony Harris and the UBA on behalf of the porters and boatmen secured an increase in boatmen’s rates from 1/- to 2/- per passenger, as well as the introduction...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-030
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
....” Extraneous material elided. 1. There were significant wage increases in St. Kitts in 1920 inspired in part by the labor activities of the UBA. A petition for higher wages organized by Anthony Harris and the UBA on behalf of the porters and boatmen secured an increase in boatmen’s rates from 1/- to 2...
Series: Politics, History, and Culture, Politics, History, and Culture
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
... statistical work with his father-in-law’s new discipline of demography was directly linked to his en- gagement in the debate over depopulation and the solutions that it pro- vided to his ontological struggles over the referent of statistical rates. The shift from rhetorical pronouncements to institutional...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374022-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... As part of its development efforts in the West, the Chinese government has encouraged Tibetan herders to become market-oriented, rational economic actors who strive to maximize their livestock off-take rate. In response to the increasing slaughter rate, Tibetan religious leaders have asked...
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008866-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0886-6
... In making them the white colonizers in the colony, the colonial power hoped they would forget their miserable status. Several thousand were sent to Madagascar.39 In the nineteenth century, the birth rate on the island had not balanced the disparity between the number of men and the number of women, due...
Published: 20 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005124-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0512-4
... in these two zones, known as the 100- year flood zone, where there is a 1 percent or higher chance of flooding (though the frequency of flooding in most areas belies this 100- year event designation). The nfip offers lower premiums through its Community Rating System program to commu- nities that adopt...
Published: 09 July 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021605-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2160-5
...-stratified product where prices t­hat is, interest rates a­ re set in direct correlation to the credit score and profile of the borrower. This logic is internal to the system of ab- stract domination in which the axiom of risk and return serves as a base princi­ple. Risk-­based pricing emerges out of the u­...
Series: Politics, History, and Culture, Politics, History, and Culture
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
...’’ mortality rate provided an example of such a unit. Other areas in which ultimate units had been identified included pauperism and pauper relief, working-class employment, fiscal and financial statis- tics, and various forms of transportation.≥ The emphasis highlights the in- strumental use...
Published: 30 October 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377436-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7743-6
... are defined by an array of interrelated terms: liquidity, asset bubble, credit, interest rates, deregulation, speculation, corruption, fraud, traders, Quants, the Fed, ratings agencies, regulators, finance capital, fictive capi- tal, virtual economy, innovation, systemic risk, asset pricing, failed price...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
..., in checking the statistics, Mills and Atcheson found that hepatitis B was on a sharp decline among Alaska Natives before the immuni• zations, with a 0-0 .5 percent prevalence rate.2 Interestingly, they argue that Native people are in fact not at high risk for hepatitis B. Mills and Atcheson began...
Series: Politics, History, and Culture, Politics, History, and Culture
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
... scientific debates (notably in the area of epidemiology), and lessons in statistical modes of reasoning (including the construction and interpreta- tion of statistical rates and life tables). The reports were distributed to local public health o≈cials and prominent politicians and reported...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-115
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
..., the rate of economic growth remained anemic. Neoliberal technocrats blamed this on various factors, including weak rates of foreign investment, bureaucratic ineffciency (especially in banking and the legal system), and ongoing resistance to the broader process of structural adjustment by center-left...
Book Chapter

By Andrea Smith
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... continue to suffer increased birth defect and cancer rates. Depleted uranium has also been linked to the "Gulf War Syndrome" suffered by U.S. soldiers.20 Because the environmental issues that impact Native peoples eventually impact everyone, it would seem logical that main• stream...