What I’m reading (May 2021)

This is a new column where I share ideas by way of links. Here’s what I’m reading this week: Philosophy (1) This article by Jeremy Fischer in Ethics: “Racism as Civic Vice”. He argues that racism is a (bad) civic character trait. The first section is a standalone lesson in ways to think about racism:Continue reading “What I’m reading (May 2021)”

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You can now smoke weed legally in New York. But should you?

Last month New York became the 15th US state to legalize recreational marijuana. People can now possess up to 3g, smoke it wherever they’re allowed to smoke cigarettes, and grow their own. This is a big win for racial justice. New Jersey was the first state to make a racial-justice-based argument for legalization (my colleagueContinue reading “You can now smoke weed legally in New York. But should you?”