has more than 30 years’ writing and editing experience in a variety of publishing areas, including reference books, newspapers, magazines, media relations and corporate speeches. Much of this material involved research on water rights, land use, alternative-technology vehicles and other environmental issues, but Walker has also written extensively on nonscientific subjects, having produced six titles in Wiley Publishing’s CliffsNotes series, including study guides for "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest." He has also authored more than 100 critical biographies of authors and musicians for Gale Research's Contemporary Literary Criticism and Contemporary Musicians reference-book series. Most recently, he was managing editor of The Heartland Institute's InfoTech & Telecom News. Prior to that, he was manager of communications for the Mackinac Center's Property Rights Network. He also served from 2006-2007 as editor of Michigan Science, a quarterly Mackinac Center publication. Walker has served as an adjunct professor of literature and academic writing at University of Detroit Mercy. For the past three years, he has authored a weekly column for the mid-Michigan Morning Sun newspaper. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University. He is the father of two daughters and currently lives in Midland, Mich., with his wife Katherine.

Posts by Bruce Edward Walker

Religious Shareholder Activism an Inside Job to Harm Companies and Investors

The Manhattan Institute Centers’s “Proxy Monitor Season Wrap-Up” is hot off the press, and the findings presented by author James R. Copland, are remarkable. Since 2011, MIC has monitored shareholder activism, which it describes as efforts “in which investors attempt to influence corporate management through the shareholder-proposal process.” This year’s wrap-up includes MIC-researched data from corporations’ annual meetings held by the end of June 2015. Continue Reading...

Laudato Energy Abundance

While it has been pointed out repeatedly by your writer and others in this space that Pope Francis’ Laudato Si contains much to recommend it for the beauty, compassion and depth of spirituality contained within, there remains much that is problematic. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 10.02.15

At Boston College, Turkson maps ‘Laudato Si’’ path to Paris climate agreement Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter If Laudato Si’ offered a light on the path to a Paris climate agreement, the U.S. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 10.01.15

“God, or Nothing!”: Exclusive Interview with Cardinal Robert Sarah Diane Montagna, Aleteia If the Pope speaks about the economy or politics, it is not his field of expertise. He can offer his vision or opinion, but it’s not dogma. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.30.15

The Energy Election Joel Kotkin, Real Clear Politics Blessed by Pope Francis, the drive to wipe out fossil fuels, notes activist Bill McKibben, now has “the wind in its sails.” Setting aside the bizarre alliance of the Roman Catholic Church with secularists such as McKibben, who favor severe limits of family size as an environmental imperative, this is a potentially transformational moment. Continue Reading...

A Meeting of the Shareholder Activist Families

Thus far your writer’s reportage on matters related to so-called “religious” shareholder activism has focused mainly on the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and As You Sow. It is called Interfaith and that should tell you that this project isn’t restricted to Protestants and Catholics. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.29.15

Professors dialogue about the Pope’s encyclical Courtney Becker, The Observer “At the intersection of science and religion, you can’t just jump into any modern document and think that it can be taken entirely at face value,” [David Lodge, professor of biology and director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative]said. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.28.15

Jeb Bush on Pope Francis’s Calls to Fight Climate Change: “He’s Not a Scientist” Tina Nguyen, Vanity Fair Bush dismissed the Pope’s words. “Put aside Pope Francis on the subject of any political conversation,” he said, before turning the subject back on his true nemesis, Barack Obama. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.25.15

Pope Francis tells Congress: Be Courageous, Do Something about Climate Change Zoe Schlanger, Newsweek In his address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress Thursday morning, Pope Francis minced no words when it came to climate change. Continue Reading...