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Ernest Partridge, Ph.D

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A Progressive Manifesto

Ernest Partridge


(Collected through Chapter Four)

Anderson, Sarah and John Cavanagh, Scott Klinger, Liz Stanton: Executive Excess 2005: "Defense Contractors Get More Bucks for the Bang,"  United for a Fair Economy, August 30, 2005. f

Babinski, Edward. "The Golden Rule and Christian Apologetics."    www.edwardtbabinski.us

Baxter, William.  People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution, New York: Columbia University Press, 1974

Bayes, William W. 1970). “What is Property?,” The Freeman, July 1970, p. 348.

Callahan, David. “$1 Billion for Ideas: Conservative Think Tanks in the 1990s,” Commonweal Institute, 1999.

Ĉapek's, Stella: "The Environmental Justice Frame: A Conceptual Discussion and an Application," Human Ecology Review, Winter/Spring, 1996.

Chrisman, R. (1970). "Ecology is a Racist Shuck." Scanlon's Monthly, I (August), 46.

Collins, Chuck and Chris Hartman and Holly Sklar: "Divided Decade: Economic Disparity at the Century's Turn," United for a Fair Economy, December 15, 1999.

Durant, Will. The Story of Civilization: Caesar and Christ.

Dyson, Michael Eric: "No Small Dreams -- The Radical Evolution of MLK's Last Years,"  LiP Magazine, Jan. 1, 2003

Feinberg, Joel.  “Psychological Egoism,” Reason and Responsibility, (Belmont, CA: Dickenson, 1978).

Finnegan, William.  "Leasing the Rain," The New Yorker, April 8, 2002.

Freeman, A. Myrick. "The Ethical Basis of the Economic View of the Environment," The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1994. P. 307, 309.

Friedman, Milton and Rose, Free to Choose, (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980).

Gingrich, Newt: Language: "A Key Mechanism of Control,"  Information Clearing House. (1996)

Green, David Michael: "What's In A Name? Everything,"  Common Dreams, February 8, 2005

Greider, William. "Rolling Back the 20th Century," The Nation, May 12, 2003.

Griscom, Amanda.: “The Rollback Machine,” Keeping tabs on the Bush administration's environmental record,” Grist Magazine, September 4, 2003

Hardin, Garrett. “The Tragedy of the Commons,” Science, 162: 1243 (13 De. 1968).

Hattam, Jennifer: "Who Owns Water?" Sierra, Sept.-Oct., 2001.

Hospers, John. (1974). “What Libertarianism Is,” The Libertarian Alternative, (ed.) Tibor R. Machan, New York: Nelson Hall.

Immerwahr, John. “The Hobbes Game,” Teaching Philosophy, 1:4 (Fall, 1976), p. 435.

Janoski, Dave. "Expert: Bush is Disaster," The Times Leader, October 9, 2004

Kristol, William and Robert Kagan: "Toward a Neo Reaganite Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, July?August, 1996.

Lakoff, George: Don’t Think of an Elephant,  Chelsea Green, 2004 . p. xv.

Machan, Tibor, "Pollution an Political Theory," Regan (ed.), Earthbound: New Introductory Essays in Environmental Ethics, (New York: Random House).

Mill, John Stuart.  Autobiography, The Harvard Classics, Vol. 25, Charles Eliot Norton, ed. (New York: P. F. Collier & Son Company, 1. 1909)

Mill, John Stuart.  On Liberty. In Jene M. Perter (ed.), Classics in Political Philosophy, Prentice Hall, 1989. p. 439.

MSNBC. "10 Nobel economists endorse Kerry,"  MSNBC,com, August 25, 2005.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, “Axis of Ideology: Conservative Foundations and Public Policy,”

Nietzsche, Friedrich, "Beyond Good and Evil," The Philosophy of Nietzsche, (New York: Modern Library, 1954), 578-82.

Nozick, Robert.  Anarchy, State and Utopia. New York: Basic Books, 1974.

Orwell, George: 1984, Signet, 1950.  p. 246.

Palast, Greg.  "Guerrilla of the Year: An Interview with Greg Palast," , Guerilla News Network.

Parfit, Derek.  Reasons and Persons, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.

Partridge, Ernest. Commentary on Stella Ĉapek's  paper, “Environmental Justice and Shared Fate...”  Human Ecology Review, Winter/Spring, 1996.

Partridge, Ernest: "Conscience of a Conservative," The Crisis Papers.

Partridge, Ernest. “In Search of Sustainable Values,” presented at an International Conference, "Reflections on Discounting" Vilm Island, University of Greifswald, Germany, May 28, 1999. Subsequently published in The International Journal of Sustainability, 6:1, 2003

Partridge, Ernest.  “Perilous Optimism," The Online Gadfly, published as “The Perils of Panglosism,” Global Dialog, 4:1, Winter, 2002.

Partridge, Ernest.  “Posterity and the Strains of Commitment,” in Creating a New History for Future Generations, ed.Kim and Dator, Institute for the Integrated Study of Future Generations, Kyoto, Japan, 1995.  .

Partridge, Ernest: “With Liberty for Some,”  Environmental Philosophy, edited by Zimmerman, Callicott, Warren, Klaver, and Clark, (Prentice Hall, 2004).

Phillips, Kevin. All Eyes on Dixie,  American Prospect, 15:2, February 1, 2004

Political Research Associates: "Sectors of the US Right,"  PRApubliceye.org.

Portney, Paul R. "Counting the Cost: The Growing Role of Economics in Environmental Decision Making," Environment, 40:2 (March, 1998), p. 15.

Poundstone, William. Prisoner's Dilemma, Doubleday, 1992.

Project for a New American Century. "Rebuilding America's Defenses.

Powell, Lewis.  “Attack on American Free Market System,”  Mediatransparency.org.

Rand, Ayn. The Virtue of Selfishness,  Signet, 1964

Rawls, John. (1971). A Theory of Justice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard. 1-5, 453-62.

Sagoff, Mark,  "Free Market Versus Libertarian Environmentalism," Critical Review, Vol. 6, No. 2-3, 1993

Mark Schmitt: “The Legend of the Powell Memo,” The Nation, April 27, 2005

Smith, Adam, The Wealth of Nations, (Modern Library, New York, 1937), 423.

Scriven, Michael.  Primary Philosophy. (McGraw-Hill, 1966).

Sen, Amartya.  On Ethics and Economics, Oxford: Blackwell, 1987

Smith, Adam:  The Wealth of Nations.

Smith, Robert J., "Privatizing the Environment," Policy Review, Spring, 1982, p. 11.

Suskind, Ron. "Without a Doubt,"  The New York Times,   October 17, 2004

Thatcher, Margaret, The Downing Street Years, Harper Collins, London. P. 626.

Udall, Stewart L., The Myths of August, New York: Pantheon, 1994, Chapter 11.

Willie, Charles V.: "The Ethical Foundations of Dr. King's Political Action,"  Harvard University Gazette, January 17, 2002

Dr. Ernest Partridge is a consultant, writer and lecturer in the field of Environmental Ethics and Public Policy. He has taught Philosophy at the University of California, and in Utah, Colorado and Wisconsin. He publishes the website, "The Online Gadfly" (www.igc.org/gadfly) and co-edits the progressive website, "The Crisis Papers" (www.crisispapers.org).  Dr. Partridge can be contacted at: gadfly@igc.org .