In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, faculty members discuss the 1st Amendment issues involved in a recent controversial billboard in Idaho and comments from the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco that Chick-fil-A stores aren't welcome in their cities.
The College of Idaho has hired Dr. Scott Johnson as director of its business and accounting program. Johnson comes to the College from the University of Greenwich in London, where he has worked as a lecturer and employer liaison for the business school since 2008. He previously has served as a professor at Southeast Missouri State University and San Jose State University and held several visiting lecturer positions. At the C of I, Johnson will direct one of the College’s fastest-growing academic departments while also serving as a professor of business.
In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, two professors discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Obamacare ruling, the justices differing opinions, the ramifications of the ruling and the impact of the decision on this year's presidential election.
In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, faculty discuss the thinking errors that lead people - including many intelligent people - to make mistakes and the issues surrounding how reason and emotion impact the decision-making of individuals.
In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, two recent efforts to ban the sale of beverages in New York City and Idaho are discussed by a panel of the College's political economy and history faculty.
The political underpinnings and public policy implications of Idaho's ban of Five Wives vodka and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to restrict the sale of sugary drinks are discussed by College of Idaho professors Kerry Hunter (political economy), Jasper LiCalzi (political economy) and Steve Maughan (history).
Three professors discuss their summer reading picks in the latest edition of College of Idaho Insights.
History professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi comment on a variety of books they plan to read this summer including Robert Caro's "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson," Alasdair MacIntyre's "After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory," Hilary Mantel's historical fiction novel "Bring Up the Bodies" and C of I alumnus Christopher Farnsworth's latest vampire novel "Red, White, and Blood."
The implications of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law for civil society are discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.
The conversation includes a discussion of the differing views of John Locke and Emma Goldman, whether individuals give up the power to police their own rights to the government, and psychologist Steven Pinker's recent book "The Better Angels of Our Nature" and declining levels of viiolence in society over time.
The U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments over the constitutionality of Obamacare are discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.
The conversation includes Hunter's thoughts on the likelihood of the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare, the history of the individual mandate to purchase health care, and the political impact of the court ruling in favor of or overturning the legislation.