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
Animal EthicsEthics

Impossible Meat Explosion

A number of restaurants have recently adopted some new plant-based meat alternatives on their menus. The biggest one yet is the introduction of the "Impossible Whopper," a burger king experiment in which their classic whopper beef patty was replaced with the Impossible Burger, starting in…
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April 1, 2019
EthicsFeatured

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
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…
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September 23, 2016

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Ethics

Ethics

Prostitution, State Violence, and Economic Opportunities: A Response to McMullen

This is a guest post by Scott Cunningham, an Economist at Baylor University, in response to my post about the legalization of prostitution, available here. The context for this conversation is a podcast episode from last year, in which I interviewed Scott about his empirical…
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

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

Ethics

Prostitution, State Violence, and Economic Opportunities: A Response to McMullen

This is a guest post by Scott Cunningham, an Economist at Baylor University, in response to my post about the legalization of prostitution, available here. The context for this conversation is a podcast episode from last year, in which I interviewed Scott about his empirical…
General Economics
Regulation, Licensing, and Poverty
Articles & Essays
Can Baby Bonds Adress Historic Racial Injustice?
Ethics
Capitalism, Opportunity, the Welfare State, and Virtue