Blogs

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...

Consent to Dying: The Case of Julianne Snow

Investigating the case of Julianne Snow, a five-year-old girl who chose to refuse medical treatment to a degenerative neurological disease known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Do children have the capacity to consent to dying?

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...

What We’re Reading: June 9, 2016

Untangling Gun Violence from Mental Illness (Atlantic) by Julie Beck "Unfortunately, a consistent and dangerous narrative has emerged—an explanation all-too-readily at hand when a mass shooting...

(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....

What We’re Reading: June 2, 2016

The Donald Trump dove myth: why he’s actually a bigger hawk than Hillary Clinton (Vox) by Zack Beauchamp "Trump isn't a leftist, nor is he a...

(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....