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 […]
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 […]