Locke’s Folly

Jeffersonian Democrats made a serious attempt to implement Locke’s theories. Colonization and expropriation followed.

The Light on the Hill: A Reply to Seth Ackerman

There’s a lot to like in Seth Ackerman’s essay, “The Red and the Black,” even if his argument ultimately fails to convince. First, and most important among the positives, is his emphasis on talking about utopian goals. After decades of retreat in the face of a resurgent finance capitalism, the Left can no longer rely […]

John Quiggin

John Quiggin, an Australian economist, blogs at Crooked Timber.