Prof. Ronald Howard founded the field of Decision Analysis in the 60’s and has since pioneered not just consequential analysis, but also the value-based approach for ethical decision-making. In a class titled “Voluntary Social Systems,” Prof. Howard explored for three decades how we might come up with entirely different social decisions when we start from a position of values and not consequences. The time has come to take the philosophy discussed in this class mainstream.
We’d like to write two books, one in fiction form and other non-fiction. Both will be written to showcase not just the head, but also the heart, which is missing from most expositions on liberty. The fiction book will cater to a wide audience while the non-fiction book will focus on an audience that is somewhat exposed to the usual arguments of economists on why government action is necessary and desired.
Do you want to help contribute to making this project a reality? Write to somik at valuefound dot org. Check Articles for essays that were inspired by the class.