Recent Articles by Mary Barker
Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:28 pm MDT
Being privileged is a social position, one that is important in the pursuit of justice and the greater good.
Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 6:32 pm MDT
The world of sports illustrates important lessons about the economy. Unlike sports, however, the average worker today lacks the social power to command a fair deal for his labor.
Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:05 pm MDT
Two common challenges stem from confusing the “level of analysis” in a conversation and mistaking arguments about policies with ones about people.
Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:13 pm MDT
"The Hunger Games" takes place in a dystopian future in which child representatives from various districts are forced to fight to the death. Something like this imaginary game is going on when we try to evalua...
Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:55 pm MDT
A contributor to Forbes recently wrote, “The largest, wealthiest, most powerful organizations in the world [American corporations] are on the public dole. Where is the outrage?”
Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:31 pm MDT
Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today.
Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:44 pm MDT
Democracy is often defined on a sliding scale – from the oxymoron of authoritarian democracy, to the ideal where, like Muslim pilgrims entering Mecca, citizens shed their worldly privileges and participat...