Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into a law a bill that will raise California’s minimum wage to $15/hr by 2022. I wrote here at the time expressing my concerns about the effectiveness of the policy as a poverty-fighting measure. But despite the considerable skepticism of many economists, minimum wage laws are still seen by many […]
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has just published a very heavily revised version of my entry on “Exploitation.” In addition to covering relatively recent developments in the literature, the essay now contains an extended treatment of Marx’s theory of exploitation, and several-neo-Marxist accounts.
It also, BHL readers will be happy to know, contains some discussion of […]
[Editor’s Note: The following is a guess post by Jonathan Anomaly of Duke University]
A few weeks ago The Economist made antibiotic resistance its cover story, and for good reason. We live in a bacterial world. The average person hosts about 39 trillion bacteria. Lucky for us, most bacteria are benign – […]
A little over three years ago, I published an essay entitled, “Six Reasons Libertarians Should Reject the Non-Aggression Principle.” That essay kicked off a spirited debate, with notable responses from George Smith, David Gordon, and Julian Sanchez, among others.
Since then, I haven’t written much about the issue for the blogosphere. […]