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The United States ranked first on health security; then came COVID-19. In place of technocratic hubris, we need robust new forms of democratic humility.

Sheila Jasanoff

How can a democratic conception of the people’s authority be reconciled with an Islamic understanding of God’s authority?

Khaled Abou El Fadl

The goal should not be to render child-rearing costless. The goal should be to lighten the burden.

Anne L. Alstott

Income inequality has skyrocketed. What can policy do about it?

Richard B. Freeman

Framing surveillance as a tradeoff between privacy and security is a dead end for democracy.

Reed Hundt

In this classic BR forum, the chief modern proponent of UBI argues that a guaranteed basic income would secure real justice for all.

Philippe Van Parijs

Since the 1980s, financial market pressures have driven companies to hive off activities that sustained manufacturing.

Suzanne Berger

We invited poets to contribute new works, entering into a larger dialogue on what it means to have open eyes and ears in the twenty-first century. Poems by Armantrout, Ashbery, Bernstein, Pinsky, and others.

Andrew Ridker

The promise of democracy lies in its potential to cultivate political virtue over time. But Egypt’s liberals, unnerved by the policies of the legitimate Muslim Brotherhood government, refused to wait.

Mohammad Fadel
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Traditional just war theory has it wrong. Soldiers are morally culpable for fighting in unjust wars, and thus deserve the option of selective conscientious objection.

Jeff McMahan

Genetically modified foods are safe for humans and pose no special environmental risk. Yet there are serious policy questions to consider.

Pamela Ronald

It’s not clear how libertarians argue from their starting point of liberty to their policy conclusion of limited government and lower taxes.

T. M. Scanlon

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

Barbara H. Fried