Why read Plutarch?

We need role models. What do we do when there aren't many in our immediate surroundings? I remember suggesting, in a class on Aboriginal perspectives in education, that we should bring to life the virtues and nobility of First Nations leaders such as Poundmaker. This idea has its critics, such as those who wish to …

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Markets are not morally inert

Is economics an independent science, or a branch of moral and political philosophy as it was for Adam Smith? Here are two intelligent critiques of the idea that markets are morally inert. We've been watching Michael Sandel's popular Harvard course on Justice in philosophy club. Here is some valuable background. It turns out Michael Sandel …

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