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MJR Montoya
Dr. Montoya is a Rhodes Scholar and received his PhD from Emory University. His work focuses on global structures, particularly the relationship between language and the global political economy.

Entries by MJR Montoya

Thinking Broadly About Capital

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 10:18 AM

We live in a world that is so complex; I believe it takes the heart and soul of caring for all human life to a breaking point. After all, we are only human, and our humanity, as passionate and rife with the potential for truly beautiful things can and do...

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Some Thoughts on Prometheus and Its Contempt for Humanity

(3) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 9:10 PM

*Spoiler Alert

This past weekend marked the release of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, a movie that has been much anticipated among the ranks of science-fiction fans across the globe. As an avid fan of the genre, and as an admirer of Mr. Scott, I have waited for this movie for over...

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Fractures in the System: How Arizona Has Forced the Divide between the Ethnic and the Civic

(9) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 1:50 PM

As hundreds of opinions emerge regarding the recent legislation Arizona has enacted regarding immigration and cultural education, it is important that we step back and identify the institutional damage the state of Arizona has done to the lawmaking process it claims to hold in such high regard. Amidst the discussion...

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On the Politics of Giving and Receiving -- Obama and the Peace Prize

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 6:14 PM

Marcus Aurelius is quoted as saying, "give no more than is due, for its excesses turn generosity into pain." On the night of President Obama's receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, I am compelled to contemplate the politics of receiving recognition for one's accomplishments. A gift is often an act of...

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Theoretical Currency: One Essential Step in Addressing the Global Financial Crisis.

(3) Comments | Posted March 13, 2009 | 7:42 PM

It has been a year since we have been aware of the severe financial downturn that has crippled the global economy. Since then, banking systems, financial networks, and nations have teetered on the point of insolvency. We have reached a period of uncertainty that rivals any in the history of...

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