A common theme among the Occupy Wall Street crowd and its supporters is that inequality in the United States has skyrocketed over the last thirty years. Often, statistics about increasing inequality – and income inequality in particular – are put forward as examples of self-evident injustice. In this post, I want to suggest that things are not […]
Something a little different from my regular posts.
Long ago, Plato asked if we would do better with good rules or good rulers. If we could attain utopia, wherein people are all knowledgable, enlightened, caring, etc., we might be able to make do with having good rulers. We would not need set rules since all […]
This is going to be a quick impressions post– and I hope that getting the conversation started in a public setting will lead me (or someone) to develop the arguments in greater depth soon.
I think that there are some oddities in public debate right now about attitudes toward gratitude and debts to big impersonal […]
Ben Powell and I have a new paper coming out in the Journal of Business Ethics in which we defend what we take to be the mainstream libertarian position on sweatshops against some critiques that have emerged in the recent academic literature.* That position (which I have defended before
This is an overly-long post that gets to a simple answer to a question that sometimes comes up in the sorts of discussions we have on this blog. If you like, skip the next 2 paragraphs to get right to the question.
There are historically important theorists that thought of the state as something above […]