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November 7: David Konstan

We blame and resent people for the things for which they are responsible.  And we think people are responsible for what they freely do.  So by looking at when blame and resentment are called for and when they are not, maybe we can learn something about freedom.

October 17, 2014 | 12 comments | Read More »

There are lots of ways that corporations threaten democracy. But they’re all rooted in one basic concept -- the idea of limited liability, the concept that the individuals behind a corporation can shield themselves from full financial responsibility for risks they take. 

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