Blog author: jcarter
Friday, January 10, 2014

Bookstore owner priest forgives arsonists in Tripoli, Lebanon
Rayane Abou Jaoude and Antoine Amrieh, The Daily Star

A Greek Orthodox priest whose library was torched in Tripoli over the weekend said he had forgiven the arsonists, though many described the incident as an attempt to incite strife in the troubled city.

Theology, Anthropology, and Economics
Nathaniel Peters, Public Discourse

Every economic system is based upon an implicit vision of the human person. Maciej Zieba’s new book provides an introduction to Catholic social thought that examines the anthropologies of Catholicism, liberal democracy, and the free-market economy.

The Economics of Genesis
Phillip Cary, First Things

Good economics here means more than the proliferation of money and material goods; it means life prevails over death.

Help the Working Poor, but Share the Burden
N. Gregory Mankiw, New York Times

If, as a nation, we decide we want to do more to supplement the incomes of low-wage workers, that’s fine. But let’s do it openly, without artifice, and with broad participation.