Against Inefficacy Objections

Against Inefficacy Objections: The Real Economic Impact of Individual Consumer Choices on Animal Agriculture Coauthored with Matthew Halteman, Calvin College Published in Food Ethics. Preliminary Draft Abstract When consumers choose to abstain from purchasing meat, they face some uncertainty about whether their decisions will have…
August 23, 2017
General Economics

An Ethical Consumer Capitalism

In The Future of Meat Without Animals. B. Donaldson & C. Carter (eds.) Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield International. 2016. Conference Paper Version Prepared for the “Future of Meat without Animals” track 10th International Whitehead Conference June 2015 Pamona College, Claremont, CA.   Abstract: Consumers…
September 23, 2016

Is Capitalism to Blame? Animal Lives in the Marketplace

Journal of Animal Ethics. 2015. 5(2): 126-134. Pre-publication version   First delivered as a lecture at the 2014 Wake-up Weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Abstract: Increasing efficient production of commercial animal products has resulted in decreased quality of life and shorter life-spans for the animals…
September 1, 2014

Radical Orthodox Economics

Christian Scholar's Review. 2014 Volume 43, number 4. Pre-Publication Version Abstract: In recent years, a number of theologians and philosophers, following John Milbank, have drawn on continental post-modern philosophy to form a critique of capitalism and modern economics. Often called the “Radical Orthodoxy” movement, these…
November 19, 2013