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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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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
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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
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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
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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 Panel Topic: “Do Christian Values and Trends in Information Processing Suggest Privacy Laws Are Outdated?”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
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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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July 26, 2013