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Apr
24

Remarks on equality from the NYTimes philosophy blog.

Excerpt: “Extreme wealth inequality also leads to the de facto control of government by the rich (plutocracy), and so is incompatible with democracy. For this reason we need to disperse concentrated wealth through property and inheritance taxes, or even better, revise rules that allow excessive concentrations of wealth to build up in the first place. For example, stronger anti-trust regulations,...
Jul
6

Rupert Murdoch, Fox News, conservatives and the breakdown of the “paradigm of self-interest”

How is it that American conservatives can support Fox News, when it is clear that Rubert Murdoch does not care about the common good, and in fact has no higher moral value than getting larger audiences for his media outlets in order to increase his influence and wealth? How is it that whole movements (e.g. libertarians and Austrian School adherents) can claim they care about the well being of the United...

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