Some economists have defended price gouging, saying it helps increase supply and prevent against hoarding. An ethicist suggests this might be missing the point.
Speculation has swirled over whom President Trump may pardon before leaving office. But why do presidents have the right to pardon, and how should it be used?
The absence of effective government policy doesn’t make citizens free. It takes away their power, leaving them less able to act to address their needs. That’s especially clear during the pandemic.
A political philosopher on why denying the right to resistance poses a far greater threat to a society than embracing it.
Thomas Hobbes wrote that humans are motivated by self-interest. Often that means working together for the benefit of all.