Note to Malthus: Life is Good
Rachel Lu, Crisis Magazine
Malthusian theories of scarcity have been haunting progressive thinking for decades now, and that’s not hard to understand when we consider the ethos of modern life.
History Says Trade Protectionism Has Never Worked
Jay Chittooran, Third Way
Would Trump’s isolationist policy work? If you look back, the United States has implemented protectionist policies on a number of occasions. And the results have been the same: grave economic consequences.
Key papal aide says economic focus must be people over profit
Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service
The world must heed Pope Francis’s warning of the dangers of “an economy of exclusion and inequality,” Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, recently named the first head of a new Vatican mega-department on human development, told participants at a conference studying the pope’s views on the economy.
Is Service or Competition the Defining Characteristic of Free Markets?
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
Serving one another and free-markets might not spring to your mind simultaneously. But should they? Does service or competition best characterize the free-market system?