Category Archives: Politics

Tragedy of the Commons — transcript of video lecture

Below is the transcript. Or here in PDF. The lecture is part of the Business Ethics Cases series. Much thanks to Matheus Pacini for his excellent work on making the transcription. The Tragedy of the Commons (transcript) Video lecture by … Continue reading

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Berman: From what ghastly depths come fascism and communism?

Via Edward Fox, a quotation from Paul Berman’s (recommended) Terror and Liberalism: “In the years around 1950, writers from several parts of the world set out to produce a new literature of political analysis, different from any political literature of … Continue reading

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Today is Liberalism Day

More information here about political truth in advertising, as I think of it. A list of signatories is here.

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“Philosophy and a Century of War” — transcript

Below is a transcription of the video available YouTube and Philosophy and a Century of War (transcription) Stephen R. C. Hicks Philosophy has a reputation for being abstract and difficult, which it certainly can be. It also has a … Continue reading

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Unauthorized book marketing — News Report

Imagine the following news report: ‘Children’s Publishing, Inc., has reached a $105 million settlement with several U.S. states over the unlawful market of its history books. The book publishing company did not admit wrongdoing but confirmed its agreement with 44 … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur and Un-entrepreneur characteristics

I’m a big fan of Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz’s From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity. I wrote about it here. It’s about Economics 2.0, as they call it, one key feature … Continue reading

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Aesop on politicians and rationalization

The Wolf and the Lamb A wolf came upon a lamb that had strayed from the flock, and he felt some compunction about taking the life of so helpless a creature without some excuse. So he cast about for a … Continue reading

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Liberal versus gender feminism: McElroy’s *Sexual Correctness*

In my Ethics course this week, we’re discussing the arguments for and against banning pornography. One of our readings is from Wendy McElroy’s Sexual Correctness: The Gender-Feminist Attack on Women. McElroy takes up the gender-feminist arguments against porn and contrasts … Continue reading

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