Morality in the Marketplace

Morality in the Marketplace

Michael Sandel wrote in the Atlantic back in April that we as a society have allowed markets to play larger and larger roles in our lives without evaluating whether that role is desirable.  Here is a brief excerpt: As a result, without quite realizing it—without ever deciding to do so—we drifted from having a market … Continue reading

The Curse of Awareness

I bought a new laptop recently, and I spent last weekend reinstalling Windows 7, testing features like the webcam, marveling at how fast it is, and basically cackling gleefully every ten minutes. My previous laptop was eight or nine years old. It was good for email, internet surfing, and if I was feeling daring enough it could … Continue reading