Think nothing can be done? Vote for Gary Johnson. Let’s work on getting moralistic and paternalistic laws off the books so that there is less policing in the first place. No, this isn’t easy, but changing federal law (POTUS doesn’t do this directly, but can have an affect) and having a SCOTUS that will […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jason’s last post kicked off a bit of debate about payday lending. Is payday lending something libertarians should defend? Is it exploitative? Should it be illegal or, at the very least, heavily regulated?
There certainly seems to be something wrong with payday lending. Payday lenders target poor, vulnerable populations with little […]
I am so happy to see that Japa Pallikkathayil is blogging over at Political Philosop-her. I’ve always liked Japa’s work and I think her Philosopher’s Imprint essay about coercion is an especially wonderful discussion of a difficult topic. In her post, Japa addresses a topic that will be of interest to readers […]
I really liked Megan McArdle’s column and Jason’s post about it this morning. They both nicely illustrate how a lot of the resistance to Walmart and McDonald’s in particular is caused by classism. Just to add to this line, I sometimes hear critics of Walmart etc. ask something like “Well, would you want […]