Video: Protesters greet Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Acton Institute event in Grand Rapids

  On October 18 2017, United States Secretary of Education and former member of the Acton Institute board of directors Betsy DeVos addressed an audience of nearly 1,000 people at Acton’s 27th Anniversary Celebration at the DeVos Place convention center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Continue Reading...

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7 Figures: Marriage, family, and economics in 2017

The 2017 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide “context for understanding Americans’ life choices, economic experiences, attitudes about their own relationships, and evaluations of the relationships they see around them.” Here are seven figures you should know from this recently released survey: 1. Continue Reading...

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Hayek on Good and Bad Unemployment Policies Friedrich A. Hayek, Mises Wire One of the obstacles to a successful employment policy is, paradoxically enough, that it is so comparatively easy quickly to reduce unemployment, or even almost to extinguish it, for the time being. Continue Reading...
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Despite the failures of socialism, many still believe it leads to utopia

One does not have to look too far into the past to see the destruction that Marxist ideology wrought on the twentieth century. Regardless of the obvious  failures of Karl Marx’s utopian agenda,  many believe that alleviation to poverty and social ills are found in the promise of big government, redistribution of wealth, and regulations. Continue Reading...

Join us at Acton’s Rome Conference on ‘Globalization, Justice, and the Economy: The Jesuit Contribution’

The current era of globalization, with all its opportunities and challenges, is not the first time that the Church has had to grapple with economic changes on a global scale. In the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries, Catholic theologians explored the moral, political, and economic implications of expanding commerce and trade routes across the globe – to India, China, Africa, and, of course, the New World. Continue Reading...

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California Gov. to Vatican: ‘Brainwashing’ Needed to Tackle Climate Change Joan Desmond, National Catholic Register California Gov. Jerry Brown—a one-time Jesuit seminarian from a one-party state—said the dangers posed by climate change required a radical “transformation” in the world’s response. Continue Reading...
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