Domestic Policy

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. 

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Liberal Communitarian Approach to Privacy and Security

June 09, 2014

This article asks which normative framework should be applied in determining whether privacy is unduly diminished in the American quest for enhanced protection against terrorist attacks; which specific criteria should be employed in determining whether the balance has tilted too far toward enhancing security or protecting privacy; and which measures can be taken to reduce the inevitable conflict between security and privacy. It also seeks to show that enhanced transparency is inferior to enhanced accountability, although there is some room for adding more of both kinds of scrutiny.

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Final Frontier vs. Fruitful Frontier: The Case for Increasing Ocean Exploration

May 28, 2014

Possible solutions to the world’s energy, food, environmental, and other problems are far more likely to be found in nearby oceans than in distant space.

Toward a New Paradigm

May 02, 2014

“Toward a New Paradigm,” in Paul J. Albanese (Ed.), Psychological Foundations of Economic Behavior, Praeger: New York, 1988, pp. 165-172.