Mad PACS: Money Road

View image | gettyimages.com “The road to the White House is not just any road. It is longer than you’d think and a special fuel must be burned to ride it. The bones of those who ran out of
View image | gettyimages.com “The road to the White House is not just any road. It is longer than you’d think and a special fuel must be burned to ride it. The bones of those who ran out of [More]

Secrecy & Lawmaking

View image | gettyimages.com The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has generated considerable controversy, mostly over what people think it might do. While making prediction about such complex
View image | gettyimages.com The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has generated considerable controversy, mostly over what people think it might do. While making prediction about such complex [More]

Auden and politics

In the 1930s, Auden got involved in the Spanish Civil War. It didn’t go well, and he retreated to his poetry. Why? “Poetry makes nothing happen”…
In the 1930s, Auden got involved in the Spanish Civil War. It didn’t go well, and he retreated to his poetry. Why? “Poetry makes nothing happen”… [More]

Questioning Political Dogmas

There's an interesting thread over at Daily Nous asking whether there's a problematic lack of political diversity in academic philosophy.  I don't think this is something that can be answered
There's an interesting thread over at Daily Nous asking whether there's a problematic lack of political diversity in academic philosophy.  I don't think this is something that can be answered [More]

Is There a Moral Duty to Cut Taxes?

So claims David Cameron (ungated version here):It is morally right that the rich pay their fair share in tax; and right that those who are able to contribute to our public services and safety
So claims David Cameron (ungated version here):It is morally right that the rich pay their fair share in tax; and right that those who are able to contribute to our public services and safety [More]

When Georgetown Ruled

Washington has long been a chummy and vainglorious town. At its epicenter is Georgetown, a court society and literary commune…
Washington has long been a chummy and vainglorious town. At its epicenter is Georgetown, a court society and literary commune… [More]

Blinded by Nostalgia

In America, left and right alike suffer from a surfeit of nostalgia. Both sides want to salvage an old vision of the future. The result: pessimism and uneasiness…
In America, left and right alike suffer from a surfeit of nostalgia. Both sides want to salvage an old vision of the future. The result: pessimism and uneasiness… [More]

How You Should Vote

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/142020972 As I write this in early October, Election Day in the United States is about a month away. While most Americans do not vote, there is still in question of
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/142020972 As I write this in early October, Election Day in the United States is about a month away. While most Americans do not vote, there is still in question of [More]

IAI Debate: Escaping the Moral Maze

How should we think about moral principles? Are they still relevant and necessary or is society hiding behind them to foster prejudice and inequality? This IAI debate explores these questions.
How should we think about moral principles? Are they still relevant and necessary or is society hiding behind them to foster prejudice and inequality? This IAI debate explores these questions. [More]

What’s going on

Society, politics, economics, culture; foreign and domestic; corporate and not-for-profit: The old categories are becoming obsolete…
Society, politics, economics, culture; foreign and domestic; corporate and not-for-profit: The old categories are becoming obsolete… [More]