Contributing Scholars

Diversity in Children’s Books: A White Author’s Quandary (Part I)

This post originally appeared September 22, 2015. For the first time in census history, the majority of children living in the United States are now...

A Libertarian Perspective On Gendered Bathroom Segregation

Recently in the United States, bathroom usage rights for transgender people have come to the political fore. As a part of Title IX protections...

Campaigning on Literacy

This is the fourth in a series about American History and the Ethics of Memory. This post originally appeared on February 9, 2016. It was a hotly...

Using History to Make Slavery History

This is the third in a series about American History and the Ethics of Memory. This post originally appeared on November 17, 2015. "Using History to...

Should You Have the Right to Be Forgotten?

In 2000, nearly 415 million people used the Internet. By July 1, 2016, that number is estimated to grow to nearly 3.425 billion. That...

Long Distance Information, Give Me Memphis, Tennessee

This is the second in a series on American History and the Ethics of Memory. This post originally appeared on September 15, 2015. Warner Madison...

American History and the Ethics of Memory

This post originally appeared August 11, 2015. When I was in graduate school, I walked almost every day past a rock bearing a plaque that...

(How) Does Capitalism Incentivize? Part II

This post originally appeared June 16, 2015. My last post discussed the bifurcated incentivization structure of capitalism: owners profit while workers become disempowered by working harder....

(How) Does Capitalism Incentivize? Part I

This post originally appeared June 9, 2015. In my youth my parents would defend capitalism by saying that it incentivized work in contrast to communism....

When Is It Rational to Trust a Stranger?

This post originally appeared October 13, 2015. A father hands over the keys to his house to a stranger, his children fast asleep upstairs. Two...