Peter Jaworski

Peter Jaworski

Visiting Assistant Professor
McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

Peter Martin Jaworski is a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching business ethics. He is a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and a Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies.

Peter’s academic work has been published or is forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Journal Review, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, the Journal of Value Inquiry, and Locke Studies. He, along with his colleague Jason Brennan, is currently under contract with Routledge to write a book tentatively titled “Markets without Limits: Commercial Interests and Moral Virtues.”

Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, Peter was a visitor in the Philosophy department at the College of Wooster, and was an instructor in Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.

Blog Posts

Pay for bone marrow, save lives

This past week, I was on a panel for a Senate Hill Briefing entitled “Should compensation for bone marrow donors be legal?”

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Ethicists Statement on Compensating Bone Marrow Donors

Paying bone marrow donors is not only economically efficient, it’s also a more ethical means of securing live saving treatment for those in need.

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Programs

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Videos

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

The coaches get millions of dollars. The schools get millions too. So why don’t college athletes get paid at all? Watch the full interview

Markets without Limits — Where Do We Draw the Line?

Dr. Peter Jaworski says if it’s OK to do something for free, it’s OK to do it for money. But what about selling your own organs? What about selling slaves?…

How Bone Marrow Markets Can Save Lives

3,000 Americans die every year for lack of bone marrow donors. Here’s how markets for marrow could save them. Peter Jaworski recaps his testimony to Congress.

Libertarianism: Can You Own Another’s Individual Rights? Game of Thrones

Is it possible to own another human’s individual rights? In the show ‘Game of Thrones’, armies of men were created to sacrifice their lives to their owners. How would you…

What Does It Mean To Learn Liberty?

What does it mean to learn liberty? We believe that when people are allowed to freely speak, think, argue, trade, create, invest, protest and otherwise spend their lives as they…

War Sucks, What is it Good For?

War Sucks, What is it Good For? Creating peace, spreading democracy, boosting the economy? Here’s the answer: nothing. Our natural inclination is to think about war in the abstract. And…

Liberty 101: What is Liberty?

What are your ideas about liberty? The Liberty 101 On Demand Program talks about what being pro-liberty means and why it’s important to our society. Just about everyone of every political…

Liberty 101: What Does Liberty Really Mean?

Liberty: few people say they dislike it, so what makes libertarians’ emphasis on it different? Learn Liberty and Students for Liberty have joined together to explore the ideas of freedom through…

Why is Beer So Expensive? – Craft Beer 103

Why is the beer you drink so expensive? Beer is one of the most highly regulated industries, across the country. Ultimately, these regulations are like putting lead boots on craft breweries…

Beer and the Three Tier System – Craft Beer 102

What if we passed a law that made it illegal for Apple to sell the iPhone directly to you? That’s exactly what’s happened with craft beer. Certain people have built their…

Craft Beer 101: Entrepreneurship and Beer

There are more than 2,000 breweries in the United States, and craft beer has been continually increasing in popularity. Is the craft beer scene today the best it’s ever been? The…

Warsaw’s Blinking Lights

In the 1980s, an oppressive communist regime suppressed free speech, dissent, and messages of freedom in Poland. In resistance, Radio Free Poland was born: a hidden radio station which broadcast…

Should You Be Allowed to Sell Your Kidneys?

Should we be allowed to sell our kidneys? What about sex? How about our blood?! Should there be limits on what we can and can’t buy? How can we decide…

Should Collegiate Athletes Be Paid?

  In this video, Professor Peter Jaworski tackles the issue of paying NCAA players. In an $875 million industry where coaches’ salaries are measured in the millions, is there a good…

It’s Always Sunny In Government?

With great power comes great responsibility. But what happens when those in power are no longer responsible enough to wield it? From our ever-increasing debt to the chaos of Ferguson,…

Brave New World (of Debt) | Life of Debt Episode 1

17 trillion is usually a number reserved for distances in outer space, water in the ocean, or sand in the desert. But it’s also how much this next generation is…

The Debt Luck Club | Life of Debt Episode 2

What would you do to get rid of your debt? Would you sell your childhood toys, your blood, or ‘other’ fluids? That’s the question Tom has to answer. Overburdened with…

Digging Out of Debt | Life of Debt Episode 3

They have your name, your number, and your credit card records.  Debt collectors have a funny way of tracking you down and can take people to court. What can we…