Not just “business as usual”: Humanizing supply chains amid the pandemic

August 6, 2020

Just days into the closure of our campus and larger communities this past March, I had the opportunity to speak with Gustavo Perez Burlanga, senior […]

“Seeing-as”

July 10, 2020

An outcry In a particularly disturbing scene in J.M. Coetzee’s novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, the protagonist defends four prisoners who are about to be […]

Seeing clearly during a pandemic

June 18, 2020

“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis that we get to the real meaning […]

Optimal economic policy during COVID-19

June 9, 2020

One of the questions students ask me is about the optimal economic policy response to the COVID-19 crisis across different countries. Speaking about optimality in […]

A moment of opportunity

May 26, 2020

As we have all become aware, the onslaught of COVID-19 has brought about untold misery. With every life having dignity, every death is a tragedy. […]

Fear and stolen promise: Implications for the poor in our response to the global pandemic

May 8, 2020

Policymakers, politicians, and virtually everyone else have voiced opinions on how the coronavirus should have been dealt with, the unprecedented mandate to close down an […]

To choose life or solvency? Fear as a pre-existing condition in COVID-19 mortality in the United States

April 27, 2020

Early in March, a friend of a friend drove himself to the hospital in the throes of COVID-19-induced pneumonia. He was rendered medically unconscious and […]

One concept, two imperatives

April 23, 2020

A simple understanding of integral human development is a short formula: the development of the whole person and the development of each person. This deceptively […]