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Tag: Stanford Ethics Center

The United States will lose the war for control of the Middle East.

Stephen Kinzer, Andrew J. Bacevich


Framing surveillance as a tradeoff between privacy and security is a dead end for democracy.

Reed Hundt

The Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University has partnered with Boston Review to share content from its fellows and guest lecturers.

Deborah Chasman


The modern foundation is an institutional oddity in a democracy. A democratic society is committed to the equality of citizens, but foundations are the voice of plutocracy.
Rob Reich

An Interview with Larissa MacFarquhar on extreme moral virtue.

David V. Johnson

Emmanuel Saez and David Grusky discuss why taxation, though a blunt instrument, might be the best available solution.

Emmanuel Saez, David B. Grusky

Writers of the Gilded Age unsettled the comfortable relations between failure and poverty, wealth and success.

Gavin Jones

There was a time when Americans valued "competency" over riches and saw wealth as the cause of poverty.

Richard White


A series of essays exploring key issues raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Boston Review

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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