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How To Argue About Prostitution, Michelle Dempsey Dec 2011

How To Argue About Prostitution, Michelle Dempsey

Michelle Madden Dempsey

This article provides a comparative analysis of various methodologies employed in building arguments regarding prostitution law and policy, and reflects on the proper aims of legal philosophy more generally. Taking Peter de Marneffe’s Liberalism and Prostitution (OUP 2010) as a launching point for these reflections, the article offers a mostly favourable review of the book as a whole, and defends the philosophical enterprise as one (amongst other) valuable ways to argue about prostitution.


The Disadvantages Of Immigration Restriction As A Policy To Improve Income Distribution, Howard F. Chang Jan 2008

The Disadvantages Of Immigration Restriction As A Policy To Improve Income Distribution, Howard F. Chang

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In this Article, I argue that tax and transfer policies are more efficient than immigration restrictions as instruments for raising the after tax incomes of the least skilled native workers. Policies to protect these native workers frol1'l immigrant competition in the labor market do no better at promoting distributive justice and are likely to impose a greater economic burden on natives in the country of immigration than the tax alternative. These immigration restrictions are especially costly given the disproportionate burden that they place on households with working women, which discourages fel1'wle participation in the labor force. This burden runs contrary …


The Anti-Essentialism V. Essentialism Debate In Feminist Legal Theory: The Debate And Beyond, Jane Wong Apr 1999

The Anti-Essentialism V. Essentialism Debate In Feminist Legal Theory: The Debate And Beyond, Jane Wong

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

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Self-Defense As A Rational Excuse, Claire Oakes Finkelstein Jan 1996

Self-Defense As A Rational Excuse, Claire Oakes Finkelstein

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The Proposed Equal Protection Fix For Abortion Law: Reflections On Citizenship, Gender, And The Constitution, Anita L. Allen Jan 1995

The Proposed Equal Protection Fix For Abortion Law: Reflections On Citizenship, Gender, And The Constitution, Anita L. Allen

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