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...

Kuyper the anti-revolutionary

Abraham Kuyper knew that revolutions almost always make life worse, says WORLD magazine’s Marvin Olasky: Theologically, Kuyper followed John Calvin and other Reformers. Politically, he said government must not obstruct proclamation of the gospel, promote a counter-gospel, take away religious freedom, or coerce conscience. Continue Reading...

Radio Free Acton: Gleaves Whitney on Russell Kirk and Upstream on Comrade Detective

On this newest edition of Radio Free Acton, Gleaves Whitney, director of Grand Valley State’s Hauenstein center for Presidential Studies speaks with Bruce Edward Walker on Russell Kirk and “The Conservative Mind.” Afterwards, on another entertaining Upstream segment, Titus Techera talks about the new Amazon Prime series “Comrade Detective,” and how the communist satire is pro-free market. Continue Reading...