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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Information Problems in Autocracy
In my business-government relations class yesterday, we were originally scheduled to discuss empirical papers on general information problem...
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Is Fairness in the Rules?
I’ve found that I’m more skeptical than average about whether the deliverances of political institutions carry some sort of moral authority...
Monday, February 7, 2022
National Self-Defense and Just War Theory
Suppose a powerful nation unjustly invades its weaker neighbor. International law is clear: this is aggression, and the victim nation has th...
Friday, January 21, 2022
School Choice as Occupational Choice
Many people have noted that the public school model is obviously unattractive when applied to other goods and services. For instance, few wo...
Bernie Sanders says that police departments are socialist institutions. Is he right?
Sophisticated socialists and anti-socialists rightly dunk on “socialism is when government does thing” takes. But sometimes these takes cont...
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Gifts of the Magi
“The Gift of the Magi” is an old O. Henry short story about a poor, young couple planning for Christmas. Della cuts and sells her long hai...
Monday, November 8, 2021
Why I'm Skeptical about the University of Austin
See the announcement here: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/we-cant-wait-for-universities-to Their expressed intentions include a strong co...
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