Does Free Trade Really Work?

Ian Fletcher argues “no”: I am not an economist and never claim any expertise on economic questions whatsoever. I occasionally post interesting theses about economics for your insights, not as a knowledgeable endorsement of any kind. In the case of this video, I was inspired to post it when I saw National Review conservative John [Read More...]

Some More Thoughts On Rawls’s Maximin Principle And Fairness

A week ago, I wrote a brief primer post explaining John Rawls’s maximin principle. In that post I explained that Rawls conceives of justice as being quintessentially concerned with fairness. ┬áIn order to determine what is maximally fair politically we must imagine ourselves behind a veil of ignorance behind which we do not know what [Read More...]

Philosophical Ethics: Rawls’s Maximin Principle

In a series of posts this semester, I am going to blog all (or almost all) the lecture topics for the two Philosophical Ethics classes I am teaching this semester. Each of these posts will primarily explicate the reading or a theme that dominated class discussion in a way that should be accessible to novices [Read More...]


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