Tag: institutions
Istituzioni come False Promesse
Di Travis Rodgers. Originale pubblicato il 24 giugno 2018 con il titolo Institutions as Corrupted Promises. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La promessa, ovvero la decisione di dedicare a qualcuno la propria opera o le proprie risorse, rappresenta il punto più alto dell’impegno morale. Ma la promessa rivela con la massima chiarezza il nostro impegno profondo…
Institutions as Corrupted Promises
Promises, as a pledge of one’s efforts and other resources for another, represent the pinnacle of humans’ moral commitments. Yet a promise reveals our deep commitments most clearly when uncoerced and freely discharged. Thinking of social institutions as standing promises simultaneously highlights the desirable aspects of institutions and yet provides the grounds for their criticism….
When Prisons Enable Crime
The dominant belief in our society is that prisons are a necessary tool to fight crime. Prisons are often thought to counter crime in at least three ways: 1. Deterrence: The expectation of a prison sentence increases the perceived cost of committing a crime, thus creating incentives not to commit crimes. 2. Incapacitation: By coercively…
The Weekly Abolitionist: Gun Control, Structural Racism, and the Prison State
An excellent article published last week by Radley Balko in The Washington Post explores the racially discriminatory consequences of gun control laws in the United States, as illustrated through the lens of several recent news stories. Balko begins by discussing the arrest of Shaneen Allen: Last October, Shaneen Allen, 27, was pulled over in Atlantic…
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