Pipelines and the Problem of the Public Good

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By now we’re all familiar with photos of Native Americans and other protestors confronting police and the company executives attempting to build oil and gas pipelines. These images graphically point out the difficulties involved in society’s deciding what it wants and how it intends to get there. Given our changing political landscape, perhaps it would be useful for us to reflect a moment on some of the fundamental questions these images evoke.

The Sacred and Society

Seeing images of the protestors first leads me to ask what we mean by society. Who are “we”? Continue reading “Pipelines and the Problem of the Public Good”