In the mix are the voices of prominent lesbian theorists and writers who argue that state regulation of sexuality directly threatens lesbians and stems from the same roots as moral panic over women's autonomy.
They argue, with originality and clarity, that effective leaders possess not just superhuman qualities like vision and authority--but also a strong sense of humanity and the ability to connect emotionally with the people they lead.
Stiglitz argues that such an approach neglects the fact that markets work poorly when institutions are weak and economic information is not widely available--conditions which prevail in most of the developing world.
In Einstein, History and Other Passions: The Rebellion Against Science at the End of the Twentieth Century (New York: Addison-Wesley), a book published last week, he notes that proponents of postmodernism have described science as a useful myth and argue that the distinction between science and fiction should be abolished.
Increasing returns therefore seem to argue for some form of monopoly, and in the late 1970s Joseph Stiglitz and Avinash Dixit developed a growth model of monopolistic competition--that is, limited competition with increasing returns to scale.