In 2018, a prototype autonomous vehicle owned by Uber killed a bicyclist. If a human being had done such a thing, we would have had no problem assigning moral responsibility for that action. We would ask was the driver was negligent, speeding, or drunk? Or did the bicyclist dart out in front of the car […]
What do we mean, when we say someone is “normal, “ or “insane?” Why if we call someone “mentally ill,” is it always a perjorative? Denver-based interdisciplinary artist Megan Scheffer explores the concepts of mental illness and stigma in her work. Megan comes back to her hometown this month as the Madison Public Library’s artist-in-residence […]
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives began public impeachment hearings to determine whether President Donald Trump engaged in “high crimes and misdemeanors” by threatening to withhold international aid to Ukraine, unless the Ukrainians investigated former Vice-President Joe Biden. House Democrats claim testimony from Deputy assistant secretary of state George Kent, diplomat Bill Taylor and […]
John Miller, Professor of Economy at Wheatfore College, gives a 101-level course on income tax, wealth tax, income inequity, and how different tax proposals by Sanders and Warren could equalize the tax structure for “those who have more money than they know what to do with” and use it for social good.
So who would expect that Harvard University would be implicated in destroying the Brazilian savanna? Well it is, along with a number of other pension and endowment funds, says Maria Luisa Mendonca from the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil. Looking for places to make money, Harvard, TIAA, and others are investing […]
Christopher Peterson, professor of law at the University of Utah and member of the Consumer Federation of America, talks about the bi-partisan proposal of an interest limit on loans to military veterans — and wonders why payday lending interest limits aren’t available for everyone.