In The Ethics of Voting, I argue that voters owe their fellow a citizens a duty of care. They generally have no duty to vote, but if they decide to vote, then they incur certain epistemic obligations in making their decisions. I argue they should vote for what they justifiedly [I prefer “justifiedly” to “justifiably”*] believe to be […]
The general election seasons is underway, and so now it’s time for partisans to try to stop you from voting third party.
You’ll hear people say that a vote for Johnson, Sanders, or Stein is a vote for Trump. Trump supporters will also say that a vote for Johnson, Sanders, or […]
Phil Magness replies to my post by advancing a new argument that while the UBI might be a fine policy, we can’t get to it from our present circumstances. If we try, we’ll end up with a UBI + the current welfare state arrangements. In order words, you can’t get there from here.
My review of Sven Beckert’s economic history Empire of Cotton is now up at Reason. I’m more critical than most reviewers have been, but I think it’s an impressive and important book. I expect to put up a BHL post later this week expanding on a few points that there wasn’t room […]
Phil Magness has complained, at length, on Facebook that proponents of a universal basic income (UBI) like myself have failed to grasp with various “public choice” problems that would surely plague the functioning of the UBI. Presumably people would distort the use of the UBI in ways that are counterproductive. I’ve seen other libertarians raise […]
The Princeton University Press blog wrote an independent post on my forthcoming book Against Democracy. They provide a brief overview of the three major types of democratic citizens I discuss, which I dub hobbits, hooligans, and vulcans. Check it out here.