Book Reviews

Reforming American Politics

Harold Heie's new book models a reform of American politics almost more than it explains. Heie started the project by inviting a broad selection of people to engage in arranged conversations, online, about contentious topics. Those he invited were chosen, and paired up, with the…
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May 29, 2019

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Ethics

Articles & Essays

Can Baby Bonds Adress Historic Racial Injustice?

This paper was prepared for the ASE Sessions at the 2021 ASSA annual meetings. Abstract: The injustices that have been visited upon African Americans in the United States have a substantial economic legacy. The wealth gap between African American and White citizens is just one…
Ethics
Capitalism, Opportunity, the Welfare State, and Virtue
Ethics
Stewardship as an Environmental and Economic Ethic
Ethics
Rules of Engagement

Education

Education

Polarization and the Academy

This post first appeared on CSR's Christ Animated Learning Blog. One of the clearest conclusions we can take away from the 2020 election season is that political and ideological polarization has continued to be one of the most powerful forces in our social life. In…
Education
Why Is College so Expensive?
Education
Can Higher Education Be Unbundled?
Education
Why Colleges will not be Replaced by Online Education

General Economics

General Economics

Regulation, Licensing, and Poverty

There is a strong sense, particularly on the left and the populist right, that our market economy in the U.S. is not serving everyone well. The argument goes something like this: Those who have some wealth and good connections find an easy path to education,…
Articles & Essays
Can Baby Bonds Adress Historic Racial Injustice?
Ethics
Capitalism, Opportunity, the Welfare State, and Virtue
Ethics
Stewardship as an Environmental and Economic Ethic