No Exit

David Bosworth

For many tech billionaires, citizenship is just one more consumer option in a competitive global marketplace.

Technoculture and the Plausibility of Unbelief

L.M. Sacasas

The rise of unbelief is correlated to the lived experience of urban and industrial settings.

Nothing Personal

Paul Nedelisky

Was this man Parfit some kind of sociopath?

Friendship as Soulcraft

Matt Dinan

Because you don’t need friends, and they don’t need you, you must seek them out.

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Markets and the Good

Thinking beyond the tyranny of economics.

Of Continuing Interest

A selection of articles from the archives

Trivial Pursuits

Paul Scherz

The decline of scientific research.

The Social Meanings of Dignity at Work

Allison J. Pugh

Economies of dignity shape what people talk about and how people talk about others.

Nostalgia and Its Discontents

Svetlana Boym

Nostalgia is at the very core of the modern condition.

The Commodification of Self

Joseph E. Davis

The shaping and conditioning of our self-understanding by consumption is one form of the commodification of self.