Buckle up, folks, for a frightening fairy tale.
Once upon a time, Andy bought cheese from Bob. But then Andy decided he wanted instead to buy cheese from Charlie, a very poor person who lives overseas. (If you prefer, make the story that Andy specifically bought cheese from Charlie’s employer, […]
Today, California governor Jerry Brown will sign a law raising the state’s the minimum wage (currently $10/hr – tied with Massachusetts for the highest of any state) to $15/hr by 2022. This is a big deal. Although a number of cities such as Los Angeles and Seattle have passed $15 minimum wage laws in the […]
Matt Zwolinski recently argued that opposition to the welfare state is not an essential feature of classical liberalism or libertarianism. He did so by making a libertarian case for state aid to the poor, or state welfare. He also cited posts by Jacob Levy and Jason Brennan as buttressing his view that libertarianism need […]
The Molinari Society will be holding its annual Symposium in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, in Washington DC, January 6-9, 2016. Here’s the current schedule info:
Molinari Society symposium: Libertarianism and Welfare Rights
Friday, 8 […]
Phil Magness and I now have a paper with that title forthcoming in The Journal of Business Ethics. It’s not as prestigious as a Storify piece, but for some reason publishing in JBE helps our universities’ Forbes rankings and Storify does not.
American universities rely upon a large workforce of adjunct faculty—contract workers who receive […]
Critics of effective altruism tend to focus their critiques against the seemingly utilitarian foundations of the movement. They ask, what about special obligations? Demandingness? Is this overly cosmopolitan? What about institutional/collective change? For example, Judith Lichtenberg recently published a critical discussion of effective altruism. She argues that effective altruism distorts human psychology, and is […]