Friday, November 21, 2014
  1. Philosopher Kings Versus Philosopher Presidents

    Robert Skidelsky
  2. The Economic Consequences of Sex

    Mukesh Eswaran

    The Economic Consequences of Sex

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     finds compelling the post-modernist view that women are constrained by socially constructed ideas.

    Zambia Africa woman Georgina Smith/Flickr

    If assumptions about gender (such as innate differences in abilities) have become intellectually untenable, why do gender differences in economic outcomes persist? Economists have recently identified a fundamental reason in a phenomenon that remains pervasive: the gap in autonomy (or bargaining power) between women and men. READ MORE

  3. Rank Stupidity?

    Blaise Cronin
  4. Criminalizing Consent?

    Sarah Hawkes
  5. Should Adult Sibling Incest Be a Crime?

    Peter Singer

    Should Adult Sibling Incest Be a Crime?

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     takes aim at legal prohibition of consensual sex for one set of grownups.

    Adult sibling incest Adam Foster/Flickr

    The incest taboo has an obvious evolutionary explanation. But when it comes to sex between adult siblings, should we allow our judgment of what is a crime to be determined by feelings of repugnance that may have strengthened the evolutionary fitness of ancestors who lacked effective contraception? READ MORE

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