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A Response to L. Rockwell’s “The Economic Lessons of Bethlehem”
Fr. Gregory, Koinonia

While I am in basic agreement with Rockwell regarding things like free market economic and limited government, I think his defense of them in the linked essay is poor.

Pizza magnate wins temporary ruling on contraception coverage dispute
Bill Mears, CNN

The billionaire founder of Domino’s Pizza has won a temporary court victory, with a federal judge blocking enforcement of part of the health care reform bill requiring most employers to provide a range of contraception and reproductive health services.

Work-Ethic vs the Cell Phone and Computer; stealing and lying

What has happened is that the Millennials have lost the work-ethic. No offence, but my generation knows how to work. And, it is one reason why we learn how to pray.

Are We Helping Poor Americans?
Jennifer Marshall, The Foundry

At the end of the year, many people take time to make charitable donations. But caring for those in need is a year-round responsibility—and when it comes to public policy, conservatives have an important opportunity to articulate an effective response to poverty and social breakdown in America.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).


  • The Etheldredasplace’s article fails to consider whether more Millennials happen to have jobs that might encourage them to use social networks at work. My guess would be that they are far more likely to be hired for that sort of work, which is increasingly in demand.

    Furthermore, the comment “my generation knows how to work” is insulting, despite (or perhaps even more so because of) his “No offense.” His generation knows how to tax Millennials in order to pay for their entitlements without lifting a finger to reform such unsustainable programs. His generation encouraged Millennials to get often useless college degrees and lowered educational standards in order to achieve higher graduation rates, oblivious to the consequences that an overflow of devalued degrees would have on the job market, or for that matter, the large amount of debt required by many just to obtain those degrees. And now he concludes that just because Millennials check their Facebook on their phones in the bathroom that they don’t know how to work or pray? Yeesh.

    • Marie Dean

      If you follow my blog, I have made the same criticisms regarding college loans and socialist programs.