Peter Jaworski
Peter is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University where he teaches business ethics. He is a Director with the Institute for Liberal Studies, and a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation. He is the author (with Jason Brennan) of Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests.

Entries by Peter Jaworski

Commodifying Blood Donation Could Solve Canada's Shortfall

(3) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 6:04 PM

Many people think blood is special in a way that means it shouldn't be "commodified," or bought and sold on a market. It is a basic human need. It's not like the latest gadget or a pair of shoes; it is to be revered, not remunerated.

I'm glad we...

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Would It Surprise You To Learn That You're the 1 Per Cent?

(23) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 5:29 PM

When people talk about the "1%", I think they think that they are talking about a specific group of individuals, who have been and remain in that category over time.

When they say "We are the 99%" I think they think that that's a static category, designating a group...

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What If You Could Save 250 Lives By Feeling a Little Disgusted?

(4) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 5:48 PM

Picture having to eat a mealworm. Mealworms are the slimy, crawling larvae of the mealworm beetle. They are perfectly safe to eat. But you and I would probably not eat them here or there, we would not eat them anywhere. Not on a canape, and not with a...

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Hey Officer -- Get Out of My Backyard

(7) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 5:28 PM

Back in May, the Supreme Court declined an opportunity to review an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling in Davis v. Guelph (City). In dismissing the appeal, the Court has left a vital issue unresolved -- do "right of entry" provisions in Municipal and Local Government Acts violate section...

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Should By-Law Officers Have All That Power?

(29) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 5:50 PM

In R. v. Feeney, a 1997 Supreme Court decision, the Court interpreted the Charter's section 8 provision against "unreasonable search and seizure" as mandating that a police officer must receive a warrant before entering a dwelling.

At issue in Feeney was a murder by crowbar....

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It's Time We Have the Freedom to Ship Alcohol Between Provinces

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 2:26 PM

Popular radio personality and former MuchMusic VJ Terry David Mulligan experimented with civil disobedience in May of this year. His rebellion? He carried nine bottles of wine across the B.C. and Alberta border in violation of the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act, which makes it a...

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Government Grants Make Art Worse

(8) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 4:53 PM

There are many Canadian books and albums that no one is ever likely to buy. Unfortunately -- whether you like it or not -- you've already paid for them.

While the world lauds Margaret Atwood and Arcade Fire, hundreds of lesser works slip through our publishing and...

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It Turns Out We Do Have the Freedom to Celebrate Freedom

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 3:28 PM

This upcoming weekend will mark the eleventh annual Liberty Summer Seminar, held on my parents' property in the municipality of Clarington. A year ago, it looked like the Liberty Summer Seminar would be no more. It looked like it was going to be cancelled due to zoning regulations.

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