As I noted in my first post on this blog (comparing charter school districts to Obamacare), it can very difficult to judge the merits of a new public school system given our attachment to the existing public school system, as well as how, individually, each of us benefits (or doesn’t benefit) from the existing structure. 293 more words
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regaining my theory legs pt. 2: marxism as a scientific rationalism, the philosophy of science, utilitarianism, just and unjust civil disobedience
The first and third essays in this series were given as presentations in my sociology class while the last one was passed in as final paper. 959 more words
Extracts from a column by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times, August 14
What use could the humanities be in a digital age?
University students focusing on the humanities may end up, at least in their parents’ nightmares, as dog-walkers for those majoring in computer science. 320 more words
John Rawls believed that under the veil of ignorance, or perfect information asymmetry about one’s relative position in the pecking order of society, man would seek to maximise the social, political, and economic rights for the least advantaged members of society. 1,586 more words