Introducing The Good Society

Frequent visitors to this blog know that the Acton Institute is rooted in a mission to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. Continue Reading...

Themelios reviews Kuyper translation series

In the latest edition of the theological journal Themelios, Logan Dagley, Dennis Greeson, and Matthew Ng review all five volumes in the English translation series of Abraham Kuyper’s works on public theology: As the North American church moves out of a place of cultural dominance and into the cultural margins, we are faced with an important question: What is the church’s public calling? Continue Reading...

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...