Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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On Free Speech, Work, and Dignity

This week’s pieces address shifting norms in public discourse, particularly on college campuses, and public proposals for stabilizing America’s labor market.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 89

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A Leftist and a Conservative Join Forces to Defend Free Speech

Two ideologically disparate Ivy League professors – Cornel West and Robert P. George – unite in defense of freedom of speech.

By Conor Friedersdorf | Vol. 89

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You're Hired!

Among proposals to stabilize America’s labor market, one alternative to the UBI is the “job guarantee” or “employer of last resort.”

By Jeff Spross | Vol. 89

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America Must Divorce Dignity From Work

Responding to Spross’ job guarantee proposal, Jonathan Malesic argues that “America would be better off if we divorced dignity from work altogether.”

By Jonathan Malesic | Vol. 89

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