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PowerLinks 05.25.18

Why Young Americans Are Drawn to Socialism Steve Chapman, Reason.com They may take for granted the bounty capitalism has bestowed. Communist Party USA: That’s Right, We Really Don’t Believe In Free Speech John Sexton, Hot Air File this under least surprising story of the day. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.24.18

The Radical Self-Reliance of Black Homeschooling Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic Some black parents see teaching their own children as a way of protecting them from the racial disparities of the American education system. Continue Reading...

Audio: Sam Gregg on the Vatican’s new statement on economics

Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg made an appearance yesterday on the Happy Hour with Mike & Vince show on WLCR in Louisville, Kentucky to discuss the Vatican’s recently released statement on “ethical discernment regarding some aspects of the present economic-financial system.” You can listen to the full discussion via the audio player below. Continue Reading...

The economics and morality of infinity

In this week’s Acton Commentary I take on Thanos’ zero-sum economic worldview as manifest in Avengers: Infinity War. In the classic debate over positivity and normativity in economics, Thanos is definitely not a value-free figure. Continue Reading...

Lucas Freire wins 2018 Novak Award

In recognition of Professor Lucas G. Freire’s outstanding research in the fields of philosophy, religion, and economics in the ancient Near East, the Acton Institute will be awarding him the 2018 Novak Award. Continue Reading...