How a Disaster’s Economic Impacts Are Calculated
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic
Providing an early estimate of a storm’s costs is generally a pretty rough science, and Harvey is a particularly tough case.
Brother Martin’s Transformative Message For Work
Greg Forster, Christian History
In the late Middle Ages…people who dedicated their lives to church work—the priests—were often viewed as the only people who were following a calling from God full time. Others could get connected to God only by going to the priests.
Like most socialist organizations, DSA believes in the abolition of capitalism in favor of an economy run either by “the workers” or the state — though the exact specifics of “abolishing capitalism” are fiercely debated by socialists.
Equal by Catastrophe
Victor Davis Hanson, Inference Review
In his new book, Walter Scheidel offers a simple, though jarring, story of how past societies struggled with inequality. The Great Leveler is a cautionary tale to policy makers who believe in economic redistribution as a means to level the playing field.