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Billionaires should not exist

March 6, 2020

Billionaires should not exist. Bernie Sanders says billionaires should not exist. I couldn’t agree more. I find the fact of billionaires’ existence astounding, especially given how much money $1,000,000,000...

Does Allegheny care about class and economic inequality?

October 4, 2015

I recently gave a talk as part of the Karl Weiss Faculty Lecture series.  I have since received a number of follow-up comments and questions from various students, staff and faculty—mostly positive,...

On the response to professor Kirk Nesset’s arrest

October 5, 2014

Like everyone else, I was shocked to hear about professor Kirk Nesset’s arrest last week on child pornography charges.  However, I was equally puzzled by the response. Let’s set aside for the moment...

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