Marc Vander Maas

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More Scenes from a Memorial

President Ford’s Casket just passed Acton’s offices here in Grand Rapids, on the way to Grace Episcopal Church for a final private service for Ford’s family before his interment on the grounds of the Ford Museum. Continue Reading...

Scenes from a Memorial

As many of our regular readers know, the Acton Institute is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city that just happens to be at the center of national attention this week with the passing of former President Gerald R. Continue Reading...

2007

Party like it’s 1999, which is renowned as a great year for parties To all of our faithful Powerblog readers, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, prosperous, and blessed new year! Continue Reading...

Dispatches from the Fall of Western Culture

Two different stories from two different countries highlight two different aspects of a single theme: the West’s growing lack of cultural confidence. First, this story from The Telegraph: Islamic sharia law is gaining an increasing foothold in parts of Britain, a report claims. Continue Reading...

Wait – You Mean Taxpayers DON’T Have to Pay for Stadiums?

Refreshing news from Major League Baseball: Let’s Go A’s! In the interest of full disclosure, I have to say, I have loved the Oakland Athletics for a long time now. I love how they are the anti-Yankees, consistently fielding winning teams despite having one of the lower payrolls in the game, and losing superstar after superstar to richer teams. Continue Reading...

Milton Friedman, R.I.P

Milton Friedman1912-2006 December 10, 1976: My science is a late-comer, the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel having been established only in 1968 by the Central Bank of Sweden to celebrate its tercentenary. Continue Reading...

The Art of Freedom

From time to time, I come across something that forces me to stop, step back, and marvel at the wonder of human creativity. The movie below is one of those things. Continue Reading...

Capitalism and the Common Good: The Ten Pillars of the Moral Economy

Sirico: No moral conflicts with rooting for the Tigers On Friday afternoon, Rev. Robert A. Sirico addressed an audience of Acton Supporters at the Detroit Athletic Club in Detroit, Michigan. His address was titled Capitalism and the Common Good: The Ten Pillars of the Moral Economy, and we are pleased to make it available to you here (10.5 mb mp3 file). Continue Reading...