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Barbara H. Fried

Barbara H. Fried, William W. and Gertrude H. Saunders Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, is author of The Progressive Assault on Laissez Faire: Robert Hale and the First Law and Economics Movement. She is also a member of the board of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University.

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The philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy. It’s time to move past blame.

Barbara H. Fried

Public conversations must acknowledge the limits of human rationality.

Barbara H. Fried

I am skeptical about claims of moral blameworthiness.

Barbara H. Fried

What we need is not less empathy but more rationality.

Barbara H. Fried