Free Market Fairness (FMF) presents a fusionist theory of liberal justice, one affirming both private economic liberty and social justice. I call this market democracy.
In a symposium on FMF hosted by Critical Review, a new objection has been arisen against market democracy, the objection that market democracy sanctions class domination. This […]
I have an op-ed today at WSJ’s “Marketwatch” site that jumps in on the discussion of the War on Poverty. I make two arguments:
1. The War on Poverty has largely been won, thanks to the forces of market innovation. The US poor live, on average, better than the average US household did in […]
I recently had a discussion with another libertarian philosopher who thought “bleeding heart libertarianism” made no more sense then “stoney hearted libertarianism.” Needless to say, I’m not convinced. The issue is whether or not all libertarians are committed to the same thing; if they are, the modifiers are unimportant. Of course, no one thinks all […]
In my last post, in my series on property-owning democracy (POD), I claimed that it is unjust because POD frustrates the realization of Rawls’s (unmodified) two principles of justice. But another more interesting method of showing that PODs are unjust is to show PODs violate a more plausible, modified version of Rawls’s two principles.