morality

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Four

This chapter begins with a discussion of the reciprocal relationships between rights …

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Three

The central themes of this chapter are the nature of gift and …

Pigovian Moralism

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry has a very sharp post up at the Scene that …

Markets in Everything, ctd.

Megan McArdle has a challenge for those opposed to the sale of …

Don’t Be the Tree

So Jesse Walker shares my discomfort with Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, …

Markets in Everything

A Dish reader objects that allowing people to sell their kidneys – …

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I take on the question over at The American Scene.

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“Silly” Arguments Against Hate Crime Laws?

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“Against Thought-Experiments”

At the Scene, I explain why thinking clearly about torture means thinking …

Torture and Bad Faith, ctd.

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