• The Wealth of Nations


    A few blocks from where I live is a large hospital. It has an organ sharing agreement with other hospitals in the region and a nearby academic hospital where they perform the more complicated surgery.

  • Oren Lavie: Her Morning Elegance


    Love this video.

  • Speech Acts and Inaugurations


    The oath taken by Barack Obama during his inauguration as the 44th president of the United States is a typical example of what in the philosophy of language has been called a speech act.

  • Can Dance Be Disgusting?


    In one of my recent papers I address the observation that scents can be disgusting, but watching dance rarely is. Stephen Fry begs to disagree, although not in response to my article.

  • A Short Note on Economic Stimulus Programs


    The debate about economic stimulus programs reveals some fundamental flaws in fiscal policy.