The unethical ethicist
For a few years now I’ve been questioning the ethical judgement of the New York Times’s ethicist, Rady Cohen. It turns out Jacob Levy of Reason did, years ago.
If Cohen were right about the radical injustice of American society, there would be no point in being an ethicist–and no point in publishing a column about the moral decisions of “day-to-day living.” By his own lights, he should quit bothering with the irrelevant decisions individuals make and start writing op-eds about collective political decisions.
(link via Volokh).