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The Oberlin Review

Tobacco Ban Underscores College’s Flawed Governance

Jordan Ecker, Contributing Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Oberlin students received an email Monday from Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo urging “members of the Oberlin community” to please respect the campus’ “tobacco-free” policy. The message wasn’t that there was a ban on cigarettes and that we would be punished ...

Libertarian Ideology Protects Capital at Workers’ Expense

Jordan Ecker, Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Jacob Britton’s latest attempt at political debate begins, “It was only a matter of time…” Indeed, I suppose it was. I can’t help but feel that the first paragraph of Britton’s latest foray into the wide world of political economy is symptomatic of the bizarre way the right behaves on co...

Positive Rights, Not Capitalism, Require Violent State

Jacob Britton, Contributing Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

It was only a matter of time before a fellow Oberlin student would respond to my right-leaning op-ed condemning wealth distribution. Jordan Ecker begins his refutation by stating that my article is a mere “rehashing of key libertarian talking points,” then goes on to respond with his own rehashing...

Libertarian Economics Crudely Misguided

Jordan Ecker, Contributing Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Jacob Britton’s “Wealth Distribution Fails to Invigorate Economy” is a five-paragraph rehashing of key libertarian talking points (The Oberlin Review, March 31, 2017). It may prove heuristically useful, then, to offer a step-by-step rebuttal of each argument to demonstrate the overwhelming inadequacy of l...

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