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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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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…
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September 1, 2014
Ethics

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…
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November 19, 2013
Ethics

Environmental Ethics, Economics, and Property Law

Law and Social Economics: Essays in Ethical Values for Theory, Practice, and Policy. Mark White, ed. Palgrave Macmillan. Co-Authored with Daniel Molling, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Reprinted in: Social Economics. Dolfsma, W., Figart, D. M., McMaster, R., Mutari, E., & White, M. D.…
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November 19, 2013
Ethics

Economics, Privacy, and Christian Ethics

Conference Paper, originally prepared for the 2012 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Technology and Human Flourishing. Panel Topic: “Do Christian Values and Trends in Information Processing Suggest Privacy Laws Are Outdated?” Latest Draft: November 2013. Working Draft Abstract: Concerns about consumer privacy have intensified in…
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November 14, 2013
Ethics

Endogenous Virtues and Economic Policy

Working Paper - Under Review Presented at the 14th World Congress of Social Economics, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2012. Conference Paper Abstract: In recent years a literature has developed that brings insights from virtue-based ethics to economics. One of the most formidable challenges in this literature is…
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