Category Social Justice

What’s Your Fairness Quotient?

Among our many individual differences, we also vary in our sense of fairness toward others.  Here’s an informal quiz about some everyday fairness issues.

A Level Playing Field

Our Supreme Court rejects this concept, or fairness. It is governed by a scholasticism focused on interpreting the wording of the Constitution.

Hint of Change

Recent efforts to raise the minimum wage could be the leading edge for broader changes to advance fairness.

A Betrayal Disguised As Fairness

Tea Part conservatives call for tax cuts for the rich while demanding budget cuts for programs to help the “undeserving” poor. And they call this “shared sacrifice”?

A Fairness Crusade?

The term “movement” (rather than crusade) is the preferred moniker for various organized efforts to achieve some important, morally-grounded political objective. My personal dream is that the next great political undertaking will be a “fairness movement/crusade” along the lines that I outline in my book, The Fair Society.

Should We Have a Gross National Happiness Index?

It seems that happiness is busting out all over – like that famous lyric from the classic Broadway musical, Oklahoma. Forget happiness. It’s a middle class conceit that masks what really matters, what’s really at stake.