Tag Archives: Structural Violence

New Ideas on Structural Violence

Way back in 2013 I rediscovered the concept of information asymmetries. I knew then that this would be an important topic going forward. At the time I was particularly enamored of the idea of adverse selection; I did not know how to make use of the other types of information asymmetries: signaling and screening. It took me […]

Structural Violence in Economics

At least in the financial markets. I found this article on the Anti-Media.org website. They claim to have found the article on WTF news. At any rate, it seems that wall street types have been known to take advantage of information asymmetries in the markets to maximize their own profits at the expense of their […]


In my last post I broached the idea that the standard contract could be used as a tool of structural violence. I have since had some time to look more deeply into the subject. I was excited to find evidence that supports my premise and, unfortunately, I was not at all surprised by this. While […]

Tools of Structural Violence: The Standard Contract

This one is only an idea at this point, but here it goes. I spent my Saturday morning and afternoon this weekend at the 26th Annual Southern California Mediation Association Conference. I only attended one workshop this year, but it was well worth my investment of time. The workshop, titled “Conflict Management Systems: Opportunities for […]

Opportunities and Challenges

I went to an event tonight sponsored by the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute for Public Affairs entitled “Youth Development in Los Angeles: Opportunities and Challenges.” The program focused very generally on the idea transitioning policy from suppression and deterrence to a restorative model, with an exploration of the implications for the young. One of the ideas […]

Activism, again?

A few weeks back I wrote about how I used the ideas of dignity and justice to tie together my thinking on things like adverse selection, information asymmetries, structural violence, and activism; among other things. One of the problems I have is that things make sense to me in my head, but are not so […]