There’s been quite a bit of discussion* about Jason Brennan’s and Phil Magness’s excellent paper on the alleged exploitation of adjunct faculty.
Brennan and Magness note that “Many news sources, magazines, and activists claim that adjuncts are exploited and [therefore] should receive better pay and treatment” and go on to observe that “any attempt […]
They also solicited some responses from activists, which, alas, provide further evidence that adjuncts’ rights activists are not intellectually serious people.
Joe Fruscione, a former adjunct professor […]
I’m participating in a debate, of sorts, in the Pan-Am Post. Drawing from Markets without Limits, I point out that most opposition to organ sales is about the how, not the what. Opponents complain about contingent features that could be removed or regulated away.
But markets in kidneys are illegal. The government sets […]
In a post at Cafe Hayek this morning, Don Boudreaux cites his Mercatus colleague Ashley Schiller’s observation that Uber and the “sharing economy” more generally allow individuals to turn their consumption goods into capital goods as they wish to. Your car becomes a capital asset when you use it for Uber driving. This, Don points […]
I’m currently compiling a list of examples of pro-market arguments in the academic literature that are based on the benefits of trade to the trading parties. I’m especially interested in arguments that defend trades that are often considered unethical, such as trade in kidneys. The sort of thing I’m looking for would be “Cherry defends […]