Opioids, Heart Surgery & Ethics

Embed from Getty Images While pharmaceutical companies and their stockholders have profited greatly from flooding America with opioids, this has come at a terrible cost to others. Showing that the
Embed from Getty Images While pharmaceutical companies and their stockholders have profited greatly from flooding America with opioids, this has come at a terrible cost to others. Showing that the [More]

Medicine & Markets

Embed from Getty Images As a point of ideology, many conservatives advocate the broad application of free market principles. One key part of this ideology is the opposition of regulation, at least
Embed from Getty Images As a point of ideology, many conservatives advocate the broad application of free market principles. One key part of this ideology is the opposition of regulation, at least [More]

Trump Supporters as Moral Heroes

Embed from Getty Images While Trump claimed that he would help the forgotten people of America, his rural and small town supporters will most likely be harmed by the implementation of his agenda.
Embed from Getty Images While Trump claimed that he would help the forgotten people of America, his rural and small town supporters will most likely be harmed by the implementation of his agenda. [More]

Throw out the dog: are pets expendable?

Little Tiger, big enthusiastic Buddy, and laidback Smokey are some of the furry individuals who share our living rooms, our kitchens, and sometimes our beds. Most people consider their companion
Little Tiger, big enthusiastic Buddy, and laidback Smokey are some of the furry individuals who share our living rooms, our kitchens, and sometimes our beds. Most people consider their companion [More]

Stealing Jobs

Embed from Getty Images One stock talking point is that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. This point is then used as part of the justification for “building the wall” and
Embed from Getty Images One stock talking point is that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. This point is then used as part of the justification for “building the wall” and [More]

The State & Health Care

Embed from Getty Images One way to argue that the state is obligated to provide health care (in some manner) to its citizens is to draw an analogy to the obligation of the state to defend its
Embed from Getty Images One way to argue that the state is obligated to provide health care (in some manner) to its citizens is to draw an analogy to the obligation of the state to defend its [More]

Free Speech & Universities II: Heckler’s Veto

Embed from Getty Images While the debate over free speech is a venerable one, recent events have served to add a new drama to this matter. When Middlebury invited Charles Murray to speak, the event
Embed from Getty Images While the debate over free speech is a venerable one, recent events have served to add a new drama to this matter. When Middlebury invited Charles Murray to speak, the event [More]

Free Speech & Universities I: Invitations & Exclusions

Embed from Getty Images While the right to free speech is considered fundamental in classical liberalism, contemporary liberals have been accused of being an enemy of this right. Some recent
Embed from Getty Images While the right to free speech is considered fundamental in classical liberalism, contemporary liberals have been accused of being an enemy of this right. Some recent [More]

Conservative Conservation

Embed from Getty Images While the scientific evidence for climate change is overwhelming, it has become an ideological matter. In the case of conservatives, climate change denial has become
Embed from Getty Images While the scientific evidence for climate change is overwhelming, it has become an ideological matter. In the case of conservatives, climate change denial has become [More]

CFA: Third Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

CFA: Third Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop College of William and Mary October 5-7, 2017 Confirmed Speakers: Laura Ekstrom (College of William and Mary) Dan Moller (University of Maryland) Mark
CFA: Third Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop College of William and Mary October 5-7, 2017 Confirmed Speakers: Laura Ekstrom (College of William and Mary) Dan Moller (University of Maryland) Mark [More]