Ethics

Rules of Engagement

I have been concerned for some time that our dominant mode of political engagement and political conversation are deeply destructive. If you are reading this, you probably agree. However, de-escalating our political rhetoric is difficult to do. I want to reflect just briefly about why…
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September 26, 2020
EducationGeneral Economics

Why Is College so Expensive?

Education is becoming more expensive, but not because of government subsidies, not because of the growth of administration, not because of an amenities arms race. The reason is wages. People are expensive and have become more so over time, in relative terms. This is William…
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September 15, 2020

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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…
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August 23, 2017

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Stewardship as an Environmental and Economic Ethic

This post was written for the Christian Scholar's Review blog. One of the most powerful metaphors in Christian social thought is the idea of stewardship. It comes right out of Genesis, with the idea that God gives humans a job to do on earth, and…
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Rules of Engagement
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Education

Why Is College so Expensive?

Education is becoming more expensive, but not because of government subsidies, not because of the growth of administration, not because of an amenities arms race. The reason is wages. People are expensive and have become more so over time, in relative terms. This is William…
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Can Higher Education Be Unbundled?
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Why Colleges will not be Replaced by Online Education
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Should Colleges Merge?

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Ethics

Stewardship as an Environmental and Economic Ethic

This post was written for the Christian Scholar's Review blog. One of the most powerful metaphors in Christian social thought is the idea of stewardship. It comes right out of Genesis, with the idea that God gives humans a job to do on earth, and…
Book Reviews
Review of Why Liberalism Failed
Education
Why Is College so Expensive?
Ethics
What Does Christianity have to do with Economics? Three Approaches