Recent Articles by Mary Barker
Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:16 pm MDT
Religion reinforces our commitment to things like justice and mercy. Yet my conviction that justice and mercy are connected to the divine doesn't mean that my assessment of the policies that will best realize t...
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...