Contributing Scholars

Why Act When It Doesn’t Make a Difference?

This post originally appeared on May 28, 2015. I’ve got a friend who’s suffering from depression. He’s been holed up in his house for the...
emulative envy

Is Envy Always Malicious? (Part Two)

This post originally appeared on December 4, 2014. When I was 8, I started ballet. I was a disciplined kid who took everything seriously, and...
envy

Is Envy Always Malicious? (Part One)

This post originally appeared on November 18, 2014 Imagine you check your email and find a congratulatory message from your boss announcing that your colleague...

Patriotism Run Awry

With the 2016 presidential election looming, we’re inundated with a number of messages from both major political parties. Many of these messages invoke patriotism...

Pediatricians back away from screen use guidelines

This piece originally appeared in the Providence Journal on December 9, 2015. The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advised parents to keep children under age...

Same-Sex Marriage: A Libertarian Perspective

The dust is just now beginning to settle on same-sex marriage in the United States, since the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Obergefell v....

Those Exempt from Academic Freedom

As we celebrate the great accomplishments of academic freedom in the traditional university setting, dark shadows remain for those of us for whom “academic...

Admittance to the Quest: Academic Freedom in Prison

Academic freedom is traditionally conceived as the freedom to express thoughts, ideas, and theories without reprisal; to propose hypotheses, do research and publish analysis and...

Infographic: The Truth About Women of Color Behind Bars

This infographic was produced by Logikcull and Ghergich &Co.

Trust in News Media Won’t Be Easily Restored

This post originally appeared in The Indy Star on November 2, 2015. Anybody who has ever been lied to or betrayed by a friend or...