Domestic Policy

Moral Triage

May 03, 2017

Because moral triage is a new concept, it is not possible to point to an agent that has self-consciously applied this approach in the past.

Incorporating Ethics into Artificial Intelligence

March 07, 2017

This article reviews the reasons scholars hold that driverless cars and many other AI equipped machines must be able to make ethical decisions, and the difficulties this approach faces.

Communitarian Antidotes to Populism

March 01, 2017

Populism is rising in the United States, and this has ramifications for its democratic institutions. The rise is attributable in part to the alienation many Americans feel in their own country, whi

Social Justice in the Post-Affluent Society

January 11, 2017

The article spells out the reasons and provides evidence in support of the hypothesis that if the culture of a society shifts from one that extols affluence to one that extols communitarian pursuit

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“We Must Not Be Enemies”

December 05, 2016

In the aftermath of the November elections, progressives should stop asking themselves what went wrong and focus on where to go from here. 

Reining in Private Agents

November 21, 2016

Major segments of Western political and social philosophy, public disclosure, and policymaking hold the private sector to be basically the realm of freedom—and the government as the power that ne

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Right Does Not Make It Right

September 29, 2015

A crucial difference exists between the right to say the most awful things—to use the N-word, deny the Holocaust, advocate for the Islamic State—and the rightness of saying these things. It is the difference between a constitutional right to free speech and what we consider morally appropriate speech.