• Sweatshop Regulations and Ex Ante Contractualism
    Business Ethics Journal Review 9 (6): 33-39. 2021.
    Kuyumcuoglu argues that defenders of sweatshop regulations should reject consequentialism and accept an ex ante interpretation of contractualism instead. In this Commentary I show that Kuyumcuoglu’s argument doesn’t succeed. Defenders of sweatshops shouldn’t become ex ante contractualists because its advantages on this issue are more apparent than real.
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    Political Liberalism and Public Health
    American Journal of Bioethics 21 (9): 45-47. 2021.
    In “Neutrality and Perfectionism in Public Health,” Hafez Ismaili M’hamdi poses a dilemma for defenders of “state neutrality” about political justification: either they must reject a wide ra...
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    Sweatshops, Exploitation, and the Case for a Fair Wage
    Journal of Political Philosophy 27 (1): 26-47. 2019.
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    Individuals and the Demands of Justice in Nonideal Circumstances
    Social Theory and Practice 40 (3): 388-408. 2014.
    Ought some individuals be required to do more to combat injustice simply because others have done less? My thesis in this paper is that in order to answer thisquestion in a theoretically compelling manner, it is necessary to distinguish the social obligations that citizens have towards one another in virtue of their institutional ties or special relationships from the natural duties that all persons share simply in virtue of their status as equal moral agents. What justice demands of individuals…Read more
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    Markets, Sweatshops, and Coercion
    Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 13. 2015.
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    Immigration, Jurisdiction, and History
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (2): 179-194. 2014.
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    The Ethics of Sweatshops and the Limits of Choice
    Business Ethics Quarterly 25 (2): 191-212. 2015.
    This article examines the “Choice Argument” for sweatshops, i.e., the claim that it is morally wrong or impermissible for third parties to interfere with the choice of sweatshop workers to work in sweatshops. The Choice Argument seeks, in other words, to shift the burden of proof onto those who wish to regulate sweatshop labor. It does so by forcing critics of sweatshops to specify the conditions under which it is morally permissible to interfere with sweatshop workers’ choice. My aim in this ar…Read more
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    Justice, democracy, and future generations
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 18 (5): 508-528. 2015.
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    The Ethical and Economic Case for Sweatshop Regulation
    with Mathew Coakley
    Journal of Business Ethics 117 (3): 553-558. 2013.
    Three types of objections have been raised against sweatshops. According to their critics, sweatshops are (1) exploitative, (2) coercive, and (3) harmful to workers. In “The Ethical and Economic Case Against Sweatshop Labor: A Critical Assessment,” Powell and Zwolinski critique all three objections and thereby offer what is arguably the most powerful defense of sweatshops in the philosophical literature to date. This article demonstrates that, whether or not unregulated sweatshops are exploitati…Read more