In a post last week, Jessica Flanigan takes me to task for my opposition to a universal basic income. Because I worry that a UBI would further encourage mass idleness, a serious and worsening social blight among the less educated and less skilled, I favor instead social policies that promote engagement in the work […]
Thanks so much to the BHL crew for allowing me to stop by for a visit. I wanted to share some thoughts about Mass Flourishing, the new book out by the economist Edmund Phelps. Here is a summary by the author.
Phelps is best known in the economics profession for […]
The argument I make in Human Capitalism (see this prior post for a quick summary) raises uncomfortable questions across the ideological spectrum – and the corresponding philosophical spectrum as well. I’ll start by reviewing how my analysis confounds some of the prevailing assumptions of both libertarians and progressives, then […]
Thanks to the folks at Bleeding Heart Libertarians for inviting me to blog here about my new e-book Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter – and More Unequal (Princeton University Press). This is a work of empirical analysis, not political philosophy, but I think it raises some pretty […]
I’m grateful to the folks at Bleeding Heart Libertarians for affording me space on their site to comment on the dispute between the Koch brothers and the Cato Institute. I’m a big fan of the site, for reasons easy to guess: I was a bleeding heart libertarian before BHLs were cool. And before saying […]