Meaningful freedom will only be won through embracing an emancipatory vision of freedom that guarantees people political rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, and crucially, economic rights. Together these rights provide people with meaningful choices to be, and do, what they have reason to value.
Dean Stuart Shapiro talks to Mark Paul, assistant professor and author of the recently released book, The Ends of Freedom. Mark discusses his journey into economics and environmental policy, economic rights, decarbonizing the economy, transitioning to renewable energy, and much more.
New Book by Prof. Mark Paul – The Ends of Freedom: Reclaiming America’s Lost Promise of Economic Rights
In this book, Paul shows how economic rights—rights to necessities like housing, employment, and health care—have been a part of the American conversation since the Revolutionary War and were a cornerstone of both the New Deal and the Civil Rights Movement. Their recuperation, he argues, would at long last make good on the promise of America’s founding documents.
New faculty member Ruth Winecoff talks about the inspiration behind her research on municipal bonds, and the important role they play in our country, particularly for our towns and municipalities.
In addition to discussing his interests in health policy and health services research, Derek DeLia explains how access to better medical care, better patient care, and better treatment options are possible through medical treatment incentives.
A new report authored by Prof. Mark Paul and PhD candidate Lina Moe looks at why green-lighting fossil fuel development like the Willow Project hurts the United States’ economy and climate, with ten policies to actively manage the transition off fossil fuels.
Why do we feel guilty about tipping pressures at establishments where only a tipping jar previously existed? And why are tips inflating as a percentage of the bill?
“Theoretically, it’s a nice idea, but there is some risk,” said Professor Thomas Davis of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Davis has experience dealing with mini-bonds, but it’s not been positive. Mini-bonds played a...
Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes and the "Plainfield School District Travel Plan," written by a Bloustein School graduate planning studio, are recipients of 2017 Smart Growth Planning Awards, presented by New Jersey Future. The awards will be presented at the...
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, will present the 2015 The Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture, “Economic Inequalities: The Great...