Social Justice for Mortals

Social Justice for Mortals

The insistence that corporations can only have cynical motives sabotages our ability to use social scaffolding for the ends of social justice. So what if entrepreneurs target minority markets initially purely for the sake of profit? If this strategy better meets the needs of those minorities while simultaneously broadcasting their humanity and equal moral worth to the broader public, then…

Finding Liberty Between Vulnerability and Coercion

Finding Liberty Between Vulnerability and Coercion

Vulnerability is an inescapable facet of human social life, and coercion is a necessary part of any attempt to defend the vulnerable. But coercion always introduces new vulnerabilities. Liberals must wrestle with this tension…

Atoms, But for Peace

Atoms, But for Peace

“It is a town like any other in America,” says the Rod Serling in my head, where I keep the worst Twilight Zone episode ever conceived…

Liberal Aspiration and Moral Accounting in Hamilton and Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Liberal Aspiration and Moral Accounting in Hamilton and Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Compares the blockbuster musical Hamilton’s liberal aspirations to the more honest moral accounting of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird…

Wanted: Mere Liberal Writers

Wanted: Mere Liberal Writers

A call for contributors, and a statement of mere liberalism…

Trump’s Jacksonianism and Its Needed Response

Trump’s Jacksonianism and Its Needed Response

What liberals can learn from the parallels between Trump and Old Hickory…

Sorry, Pepsi Haters, But Social Justice Needs Capitalism

Sorry, Pepsi Haters, But Social Justice Needs Capitalism

Last week’s backlash to the Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner and an army of hipster-looking protesters was fast…

Not Against Democracy

Not Against Democracy

Libertarians have long harbored reservations about democracy, and some of their concerns have lately won mainstream attention…

Toward a New Masculinity

Toward a New Masculinity

I sit down to write this essay having just finished washing the dishes from the breakfast I made for my…

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Adam Gurri

Adam Gurri is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Liberal Currents.