I want to respond to a conservative Christian theologian who has an enormous influence in evangelical politics, someone who is in some respects friendly to limited government – Wayne Grudem. Most of you have never heard of him, but he has the ears of probably hundreds of thousands of evangelicals.
Grudem has argued that […]
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.
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 […]
I’m busy writing a book defending public reason liberalism, which explains my blogging hiatus. J can blog and write books at the same time; that has proven hard for me.
So I’ll take a break from book writing to offer you a quick argument for the view I defend in the book. Let’s assume for the […]
The new PPE Society is planning its first stand-alone meeting forMarch 17-19 2017 in New Orleans. With that event in mind we are now doing a CALL FOR PROPOSALS and SUBMISSIONS.
On the proposals side, if you have ideas for panels, or speakers, that you would like to organize, please write up the proposal, with […]
One of the most important insights of both the classical liberal tradition and the new and the growing (and not necessarily classical liberal) multi-disciplinary study of social norms is that the state is not the primary source of social order. Most of social life is governed by moral and legal conventions not created by the […]