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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Literacy as a search for identity – Frye On Education

Reading Northrop Frye's essays on education is an exhilarating experience, because it is the first time I have encountered a Canadian author who can piece together my experience as a liberal arts graduate with what is going on in our schools. Not that others don't exist. But some of Frye's addresses to Ontario English teachers …

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