Hard Choices

Steven Maloney asked his students to stabilize the budget using the CRFB’s simulator. Some couldn’t do it without making draconian choices that were particularly painful for seniors, or undoing the President’s decisions to preserve troop levels in Afghanistan and extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Some wouldn’t do it: That students would hand in deficits of… Continue reading Hard Choices

About Me (and Rawl’s A Theory of Justice, and the Economic Stimulus Bill)

I’ve always loved the cautious understatement in the title of Rawl’s A Theory of Justice. There’s a kind of bad faith humility implicit in the claim that you’re just offering the world another account of right and wrong, to be set on the shelves next to all those other cockamamie normative theories: nothing special, move along. Of course,… Continue reading About Me (and Rawl’s A Theory of Justice, and the Economic Stimulus Bill)