Gresham’s Law and social media for sale

In his latest column for Forbes, Alejandro Chafuen, the managing director of Acton’s international activities, has a ranking of free-market think tanks measured by social media impact, and discusses Gresham’s Law as it relates to social media: The current discussions about the manipulation of social media for political purposes and the commercial interests of social-media giants has raised important questions about its impact and deserves much further analysis. Continue Reading...

What has God got to do with banking and finance?

In the latest edition of The Independent Review, Gerald P. Dwyer Jr. reviews Samuel Gregg’s For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good. “The most unusual aspect of Gregg’s book is the combination of topics advertised in its very title: For God and Profit,” says Dwyer, “We all know about defenses of free markets. Continue Reading...

Top 10 PowerBlog posts for 2017

As we come near to the end of another year, we want to thank readers of PowerBlog for reading, commenting, and sharing our posts over the past twelve months. If you’re a new reader we encourage you to catch up by checking out our top ten most popular posts for 2017. Continue Reading...

Radio Free Acton: Rev. Ben Johnson on how sin taxes support terrorism; Econ Quiz on Amazon; Upstream on sci-fi writer Jerry Pournelle

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, Caroline Roberts talks with Fr. Ben Johnson, senior editor at the Acton Institute, on the pitfalls of sin taxes. Then, on the Econ Quiz segment, Caroline speaks to Anne Rathbone Bradley, vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics and visiting professor at Georgetown University, about the impact of Amazon and whether or not it is a monopoly. Continue Reading...