Thou Shall Not Steal, Ergo, Don’t Have Babies

According to Australian Anglicans, having children is tantamount to breaking the eighth commandment (or, if you are Catholic or Lutheran, the seventh): The Anglican Church wants Australians to have fewer children and has urged the federal government to scrap the baby bonus and cut immigration . . . . Continue Reading »

Obama’s Harriet Miers?

Later today, President Obama is expected to nominate U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Surprisingly, the initial opposition is coming from the left rather than from the right. Glenn Greenwald, a former constitutional and . . . . Continue Reading »

Anglicans bent on smaller Australia

Australian Anglicans have made a doctrinal pronouncement to the effect that having children is tantamount to breaking the eighth commandment (or the seventh, if you are Catholic or Lutheran): Anglicans argue for fewer kids. According to this report in The Sydney Morning Herald,The Anglican Church . . . . Continue Reading »

Rawls: A Partial Defense

Ralph presents his case against Rawls below. Although I agree with much of it, I think he goes too far. Here are a few rather disordered suggestions intended less to vindicate Rawls than to complicate the picture: 1. We need to distinguish between Rawls an sich (as it were) and what Ralph describes . . . . Continue Reading »