Critical Exponent

A progressive scale

Category - Social issues

Gravity Payments (Image credit: New York Times)


A Minimum Salary for All

The New York Times article about Gravity Payments’ decision to give its employees a $70k minimum salary suggests the reactions seem to form four clusters: among some employees: a sense...


Stand with those who celebrate equality….even if they are influential leaders

While many people on the left are elated at President Obama’s statement of support for gay marriage, many others are expressing cynicism about it, saying his prior reticence was just...


Pragmatic Atheism

How do you practice your atheism? At first glance, this seems like a silly question, since atheism is defined by the lack of practice—specifically, the lack of religious practice. When...


My Social Justice Story

My remarks at the Social Justice Fund Northwest’s annual dinner.


Why wait for marriage?

Celebration and defiance.

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