Daily Archive: April 24, 2012


I’m Guest Blogging at The Atlantic

I’m guest-blogging for Megan McArdle at The Atlantic for the next two weeks. Worth noting: Erik gave Tony Comstock a guest spot last year, and shortly thereafter James Fallows asked him to to guest-blog....


Marginal cases and virtue

Children are marginal cases. Talking about ethics in terms of autonomy, or rights — Kantian ethics —  famously leaves children, especially very young children, in an odd place. I have addressed this elsewhere in...


Can We Have Post-Modern Faith?

A new study out of the University of Chicago shows, in its words, a “modest” decline of belief in God globally, with dramatic variations among individual countries.  I don’t want to argue about the...


Why I Read Bryan Caplan

I know I often disagree with him. But then there’s stuff like this: “What’s stopping Warren Buffett from paying more taxes?” is a red herring. The fundamental question is: “Why is government’s share of...

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