Tagged: wealth


Those Dastardly Billionaires, or Something

“Evil rich” and it’s slightly more polite colloquial cousin “greedy rich” are very old – and occasionally true – stereotypes, and will never go away. But we should not accept them on face value, and we certainly should not be making wide-ranging and binding policy based off it.

The Ethics and Incentives of Socialized Law

Noam Scheiber makes a radical suggestion. Eric Posner has lots of reasons why it’ll never work. Burt Likko says, “There’s a few things neither of you bright fellows have thought of.”

A Capitalist’s Love Ballad to Bankruptcy

In Burt’s recent FP post, he takes a hypothetical bankruptcy scenario posed by Randy Harris and teases out the personal and professional ethics of the fictional players. If you haven’t read it yet, you...

The Death and Life of the Great American Middle Class

I don’t agree with Andrew Sullivan on the issue of public sector unions at all but at least this post is a good deal more measured than many of his recent efforts. It’s also revealing...


“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” ~G.K. Chesterton The process of determining who is to blame for our current economic crisis...

Editor Picks