Category Archives: Vulnerability

Fineman responds to the Porsche argument against maternity coverage

Lest you think free market economists give no thought to fairness — or have little compassion for underinsured Americans — Harvard Economist Greg Mankiw recently worried that purchasers of individual health insurance can no longer choose to forgo the luxury … Continue reading

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Rurality and class as identity, in the context of an elite(ist) institution

By Lisa R. Pruitt I have been following recent news out of Amherst College about sexual assaults some students have committed against others–and the allegations that Amherst administrators previously tried to hush up these incidents, discouraging victims from pressing charges. … Continue reading

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Class Warfare Comes out of the Closet

By Lisa R. Pruitt David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s former budget director, published an op-ed in the New York Times last month, “The Bipartisan March to Fiscal Madness.” Stockman begins: It is obvious that the nation’s desperate fiscal condition requires higher … Continue reading

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The Social Psychology of Self-Reinforcing Inequality

By Frank Pasquale Two recent news stories are deeply suggestive of larger US economic trends: 1) Gannett’s Wealth Transfer: I recently read this story by Jim Hightower in The Progressive Populist: Early this year, Gannett employees were notified that, for … Continue reading

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Torture, Violence, and Narcissism

by Frank Pasquale A recent study concludes that “a surprising majority—almost 60 percent—of American teenagers thought things like water-boarding or sleep deprivation are sometimes acceptable,” and “41 percent thought it was permissible for American troops to be tortured overseas.” While … Continue reading

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Class as a Category of Inequality and Vulnerability

How does economic class complicate questions of vulnerability, identity and equality?  This question was one of many rich threads of discussion at a recent Emory Law School workshop of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project and Vulnerability and Human Condition … Continue reading

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