(2020) Shopping with a Conscience? The Epistemic Case for Relinquishment Over Conscientious Consumption. Business Ethics Quarterly. Published online ahead of print (1-33) [open access]
A paper [title omitted for blinding] arguing that the pandemic poses unique challenges to existing justifications for and against regulating price-gouging.
Dealing with disagreement about climate justice: Assessing the third-party assessments of countries’ climate mitigation pledges
Beyond “Exploitation”: Addressing unruly commerce in global supply chains.
Consumption ethics: Relinquishing benefits from unruly commerce
Consumption harm theory: a critique
Boycotting the Boycott? Are there moral constraints on conscientious consumption?
Zhi and Implicit Knowledge in the Mengzi
Bad Goods: On the Political Morality of Production and Consumption in Global Supply Chains
People buy many products produced in ways that would be illegal or immoral if they occurred in developed countries. Call these “dirty” products. For example, one might buy products that have been produced by firms that clear-cut forests, intimidate labour organizers, or violate domestic health and safety or child labour laws in developing countries. On the other hand, many of the global poor rely on the employment opportunities that global production networks create, and developing countries see their low production costs as their comparative advantage to attract foreign investment and upgrade to higher stages of development. In this dissertation, I ask two related questions about dirty products. First, what kinds of flaws in global production networks are morally unacceptable from a global perspective? Second, to whom does the responsibility to remedy such flaws fall?