Philip D. Bunn is a Lyceum Visiting Scholar at the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. A native of east Tennessee, he earned his B.A. in Political Philosophy at Patrick Henry College and his Ph.D. in Political Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, American Political Thought, and The Political Science Reviewer, and his occasional writing has featured in The University Bookman, The American Conservative, and The Intercollegiate Review.
Liberal values and institutions have failed, that we now require passionate, extreme activists to accomplish what is necessary to address these failings, and that these radical activists must mount campaigns for new principles, practices, and institutions if we are to survive the harms moderate liberalism has passively allowed and directly caused.
The “freedom to walk away” from at-will employment seems, in many cases, to be the “freedom” to launch yourself into the unsteady winds of “joblessness and financial misery,” particularly if your employment contract requires resolution of disputes through expensive and time-intensive arbitration that favors the employer.