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Fearing Strangers: Principles and Anxieties

“Principles lose their grip in times of fear.” — Marta Nussbaum (176)

In Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America’s Tradition of Religious Equality, Martha Nussbaum takes a historical look religious liberty and religious equality through the lens of philosophical political liberalism.

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Philosophy

"Should we Have the Right to Not Work?", by John Danaher

(Nick’s Notes: You can find the original article here. This article was linked under a Creative Commons license.)

Voltaire once said that “work saves a man from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.” Many people endorse this sentiment. 2,850 more words

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Robert Nozick: The Anti-Rawls

Anarchy, State, And Utopia by Robert Nozick is a book of many questions… with very few answers.

Nozick spends a lot of time coming-up with extreme situations and outcomes which would seem to undercut liberal political ideas, especially those put-forth by legal philosopher, 1,398 more words

Law & Government

The other econometrics of the minimum wage in New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology Associate Professor Gail Pacheco is not quoted as often she should be in the politics of the minimum wage in New Zealand. 868 more words

Labour Economics

The application of John Rawls's difference principle to New Zealand

An urban legend in New Zealand is that income inequality is going from bad to worse.

Since the mid 1990s to around 2011 there was a small net fall in New Zealand’s income inequality trend line in the graph for the… 309 more words

Applied Price Theory

Solidarity With Workers Through Purchases

Last week, major UK/Ireland retail group Primark began investigating accusations of forced labor in its facilities. The accusations arose from an alleged hand-written note decrying factory conditions, found in a pair of Primark-produced pants, as well as from a sewn-in label noting “ ‘ 602 more words