Capital Punishment (& Prison Abolition) – Philosophy Tube…

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Date: March 09, 2021

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“BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Jonathan Allen, “How the Trump Administration Secured A Secret Supply of Execution Drugs,” in Reuters
Jasmine Andersson, “I am the UK’s Longest Serving Transgender Prisoner. This is What I’ve Learned,” in The i
Sarah Jane Baker Interviewed on the True Crime Podcast
Sarah Jane Baker, Transgender Behind Prison Walls
Dan Berger, Mariarme Kaba, David Stein, “What Abolitionists Do,” in Jacobin
Jeremy Bentham, The Rationale of Punishment
Brian P. Block & John Hostettler, Hanging in the Balance
Elizabeth Bruenig, “Abolish the Federal Death Penalty,” in The New York Times
Lisa Marie Cacho, Social Death
James Crimmins, “”A Hatchet For Paley’s Net”: Bentham on Capital Punishment and Judicial Discretion,” in Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence
Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
Camonghne Felix, “Aching for Abolition,” in The Cut
Phil Forder, Released Inside
Martin R. Gardner, “Renaissance of Retribution – an Examination of Doing Justice,” in Wisconsin Law Review
Brandon Garrett, “Why Jurors Are Rejecting the Death Penalty,” in Slate
Lisa Guenther, Solitary Confinement
Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals
Jacob Kastrenakes, “Prisons Turn to Computer Algorithms for Deciding Who to Parole, in The Verge
Roger Lancaster, “How to End Mass Incarceration,” in Jacobin
Adam Lusher, “Laid to Rest at Last: Edith Thompson, Victim of a ‘Barbarous, Misogynistic’ Death Penalty,” in The Independent
Ben Mosche, “The Tension Between Abolition and Reform”
William Paley, “Of Crimes and Punishments,” in The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy
Louis Pojman, “In Defence of the Death Penalty”
Jeffrey Reiman, “Against the Death Penalty”
Russ Shafer-Landau, “Retributivism and Desert”
Dean Spade, Normal Life
Shaun, “The Death Penalty feat. PragerU”
Alex Vitale, The End of Policing”

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Pence Breaks Silence As Trump ABANDONS Him…

Date: March 09, 2021

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“Former President Trump is considering running for the presidency again in 2024 without former Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Anonymous sources told the news outlet that Trump is considering choosing a woman or a person of color to be his running mate and dropping Pence.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/541376-pence-breaks-silence-to-criticize-2020-elections

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/541462-trump-talking-to-allies-about-2024-run-without-pence-report

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“Not FAIR!” MAGA Rioter Goes BALLISTIC In Court…

Date: March 09, 2021

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“Richard Barnett appeared more comfortable lounging in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi than he was at a Thursday federal court hearing.

The Arkansas man, charged with multiple criminal counts including theft in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, briefly erupted during a routine status conference when he was unable to communicate directly with his attorneys because of the virtual nature of the hearing, saying it was not “fair.”

Citation:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/03/04/capitol-attack-richard-barnett-suspect-pelosis-office-erupts/4581427001

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What is “Racism”?…

Date: March 09, 2021

01) Ben Shapiro is Outraged Cartoons Are Teaching Kids to Not Be Racist


What is “Racism”?…

Racism is the denigration of anyone, based upon their ethnic biology.

This is the literal definition of “racism”.

Racism is a fundamentally bad social practice.

Opening up avenues to “acceptable racism” is going to be frowned upon, by people who understand the destructive effects of racism.

There is no ethnic group in existence, which cannot and does not get subjected to racism.

Perceived wealth and power as a variable, has no baring on whether or not something is racist.

One of the things which has been driving so many people up the wall where it comes to the modern repackaging of racism…is the claim that it is “prejudice plus power”…therein excusing an enormous amount of racism in this world…and acting as if “it’s okay” to do these things, to people and groups “you” believe are “privileged and powerful” [the literal social status of said people, be damned].

There is something extremely dark and demented in that…and in trying to hijack “racism” in this way.

You cannot fight racism, by being racist.

You cannot hyper aggressively label others as “racist” [sometimes, even when they objectively are not being racist], at the same time you are committing racism and denying your own racism.

…You cannot excuse certain forms of racism, on the grounds that it’s aimed at specific races…and expect that people are not going to see the hypocrisy in your character.

Far be it from me to side with Ben Shapiro here…but you know what?…it’s not like he is a completely naive lunatic…and I think he is pushing back against at least some of what I have mentioned above.

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Putting Wellbeing and Prosperity First…


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Date: March 08, 2021

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“There is a seismic shift underway in economics, hastened by the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Communities and countries around the world are beginning to adopt/consider adopting well-being and prosperity as major guiding principles. The aim is to deploy new forms of economic theory and policy to reflect the importance of nature in their future development.

This lecture explores the issue of prosperity, innovation, and natural capital for iconic locations around the world and asks what will it mean for the future.

A lecture by Jacqueline Mcglade

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 2,000 lectures free to access or download from the website.

Website: https://gresham.ac.uk

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