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PowerLinks 08.18.17

Passions’ Republic David Bradshaw, Touchstone The Christian cure for what ails modern politics. Why Making a Profit Is Good Citizenship Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The burden of maintaining freedom lies with those benefiting from the prosperity stemming from it. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 08.17.17

Corporations Becoming New Arbiters Of Public Morality Peter Hasson, Daily Caller Major corporations are increasingly expected to play a societal role beyond just providing goods or services: more and more often, they’re expected to weigh in on issues of public morality. Continue Reading...
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Frank Bruni, Charlottesville, and the retreat from reason

On Saturday, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote a column that appeared to promote the same kind of identity politics that exploded in violence one day earlier in Charlottesville. He began: I’m a white man, so you should listen to absolutely nothing I say, at least on matters of social justice. Continue Reading...

On modern economics and the reading of old books

I was living with thousands of Marines on a base in Japan when I discovered a novel about a handful of Classics students living at a small, elite Vermont college. Donna Tartt’s The Secret History instantly became on of my favorite books, partially because at the time (1993) I was dreaming of leaving the Corps and attending St. Continue Reading...

We are getting income inequality wrong – and that’s dangerous

People tend to be poor because they are excluded from market exchange, says Anne Rathbone Bradley in this week’s Acton Commentary. Wealth redistribution doesn’t change that but reforming cronyism does. What we need to ensure is that financial capital doesn’t become equivalent to political power for corporations. Continue Reading...