Monthly Archives: January 2016

Freedom in a World of Growing Interdependence

When I was raised, I was taught that there are only two limitations to my freedom.  The first boundary condition is defined by the limits of my own aspirations and/or abilities–the limits I placed on myself.  The second boundary condition is defined as when the exercise of my rights interferes with the rights of another person–the limits […]

Good Citizenship

To many people “good citizenship” means obeying the law, paying your taxes, voting your properly informed convictions, and so on.  These are certainly examples of behavior by someone who is responsibly independent.  However, in this day and age, “good citizenship” requires more; it also requires behavior that is effectively interdependent.  Good citizenship now requires people […]