Where Money Meets Morality

How can one defend “just weights and measures” while advancing a policy that would have the money supply altered—distorting its true value—by majority vote?

Is Meritocracy A Sham?
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

[T]here are certain consequences of success in a meritocracy that put people, and especially American people, without a strong religious faith at great risk, and I think we can see today in American life some of the consequences that come when a powerful but to some degree godless social elite lacks the spiritual resources and vocabulary that would better equip it for its role.

Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars
Reviewed by Jill Gill, H-Net Reviews

Christians spanning the conservative-to-liberal theological spectrum both supported and criticized the Cold and Vietnam wars, yet until recently few scholars have tried to tackle that daunting subject in a comprehensive manner.

Why is Economics so Confusing?
Economics for Everybody

First, most people only hear little bits and pieces, and so don’t see how everything fits together. This can be extremely confusing. How does employment relate to interest rates? How do interest rates relate to recessions? And what are they really talking about anyway on CNBC?