Blog author: jcarter
Monday, May 13, 2013

Cronyism, competition, and finance: A discussion with Cliff Asness
AEI Ideas

After providing a definition of cronyism, Asness offered an explanation for the growth of cronyism today, which is rooted in the increasing size and scope of government. Only by limiting government’s growth can we limit opportunities for cronyism, Asness argued.

Sex trafficking: Christians called to be modern-day abolitionists
Grace Thornton, Baptist Press

Raleigh Sadler says he’s just a Florida boy who wears cardigans — he has no business kicking down the door of a brothel. “It’s pretty much scientifically proven that guys who wear cardigans don’t do that kind of thing,” he joked.

How Commerce Expands Culture
Andrea Castillo, The Ümlaut

Classical music flourished in the fertile commercial culture of 19th century Germany and Austria without the meddling of the National Endowment for the Arts. Today, technological developments and growing wealth makes the case for government-subsidized culture all the more scant.

The Christian Way to Land An Airplane
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

There might be a Christian way to write a play, but is there a Christian way to land a plane? In other words, is there a “Christian way” to carry out all work?