Freedom, Markets, and Well-being Fall 2021

Thesis Updates


Here are our thesis projects at the halfway point.

Issie is currently writing her thesis on loneliness. (She is graduating in December.) Her big idea is that loneliness poses a threat to thinking for yourself. It sounds paradoxical, but it makes sense.

Patrick is inspired by some ideas in Teresa Bejan’s book Mere Civility, specifically concerning social media and speech.

Jayden wants to know whether democracy is justified or not.

Ben is going to look at California’s cap and trade program.

Izzy is settling on deep fakes and what happens when no one trusts videos or pictures to be genuine.