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Two nineteenth-century riots

A watershed event in American business history was the Homestead Riot of 1892. At the Homestead Steel Works near Pittsburgh, union leaders and workers rejected wage cuts proposed by owner Andrew Carnegie and plant manager Henry Frick. Negotiations failed, a … Continue reading

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Defending Shylock — Kindle version

My essay, Defending Shylock: Productive Work in Financial Markets, is now available in Kindle format. In this essay, I discuss the great value that financial markets add to an economy and the nature of the intellectual work that underlays them. … Continue reading

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The “Juliet is the sun” metaphor

Here Professor Hicks discusses the central metaphor from a passage in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as an example of method. This is from Part 3 of Professor Hicks’s Philosophy of Education course. Clips 1-3: Previous: The Semmelweis case. Next: Education’s … Continue reading

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