the Distributive Paradigm" Iris
Competition: Who Cares about the Losers?" Jonathan
Links and government documents
Debt. A report by the Internation Monetary Fund that argues that severe austerity measures designed to reduce debt, can, in bad economic times, do far more damage than good.
Financial Crisis Inquiry Report. The 2011 final report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States. Details and seeks to explain the collapse of the financial system and the following depression.
Fewer families are living in middle class communities. Report, drawn from recent Census data, from the Russell Sage Foundation and Stanford University.
of many of his articles. He is a leading exponent of libertarianism.
Roemer, John. "Equality and Responsibility." From the Boston Review.
Roemer argues that the equality undergirding the "welfare state"
is best understood as equality of opportunity. Also links to a series
of commentaries on this essay.
Van Parijs, Philippe. "A Basic Income for All." From the Boston Review.
An argument that all people should receive a basic income.
In a radio interview, the Carr Professor of Human Rights discusses the
rational for, and the limitations of, state sponsored welfare programs. [RealAudio]
The Invistible Hand. A political sleight of hand. An argument that most people, and especially conservatives, misquote and misunderstand Adam Smith's notion of "The Invisible Hand." It is not, as so many people believe, an argument for indifference, greed, or self-interest.
of Property." Stanford Law Professor Lessig explains in a
radio interview about the different types of property. [RealAudio]
Property." Stanford Law Professor Lessig discusses the particular
problems that arise in understanding and protecting intellectual property
Workers." A California sociologists discusses the nature of
migrant workers, including their impact on the economy. [RealAudio]
Martin, Rod. "Flat
Taxes." The founder of The Vangaurd argues in the
radio interview against progressive taxation. [RealAudio]