Why the Market Needs the Family

The Family & the Market, an Acton University lecture by Jennifer Roback Morse, uses Christian theology and logic to illustrate unique connections between seemingly unrelated aspects of society, at least to the secular world. Continue Reading...

The unintended consequences of clothing donations

Women sort through clothes at the Texool factory January 6, 2016 in Kutch, Gujarat. Allison Joyce for the Wall Street Journal A recent article in the Wall Street Journal focuses on the market for the global clothing donation and recycling industry, centering on the trade from the United States to India. Continue Reading...

Understanding Austrian economics

Carl Menger (1840-1921) | Wikimedia Commons The central theme of the Austrian tradition, which might better be called the liberal tradition, is that society runs itself. This is strongly linked to the idea of freedom in the liberal sense, meaning the opportunity for the individual to advance and to create wealth. Continue Reading...

What motivated ‘leave’ voters in Brexit?

An EU official hangs the Union Jack next to the European Union flag at the VIP entrance at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) In the wake of the British vote to leave the European Union, many are wondering what led the majority of voters to affirm the Brexit. Continue Reading...

Investing prudently and morally

David Bahnsen explains “value investing” at Acton University. How should your views on morality affect your investment strategy? David Bahnsen, Chief Investment Officer at The Bahnsen Group, argues in an Acton University presentation titled “Value Investing” that the question is a surprisingly complex one. Continue Reading...

Profile of an Acton University attendee: Fr. Benjamin Fiiriter

Father Benjamin Fiiriter before an Acton University lecture. Father Benjamin Fiiriter traveled over 20 hours from Ghana to attend Acton University earlier this month. He works in the Diocese of Wa in various capacities at the Finance Office, Estates Office and Procuration, Pontifical Mission Societies and the General Correspondence of the Bishop and the Curia. Continue Reading...

Should ideas be considered property?

Jeffrey Tucker lectures at Acton University. The industrial revolution did not begin in the eighteenth century, but was a gradual process of development comprised of the individual actions of thousands of innovators across time. Continue Reading...

Brexit reflects desire for democracy

REUTERS/Dan Kitwood/Pool/File Photo The EU’s bureaucracy underlies the British voter’s desire to leave the Union. In his June 26 piece for The Catholic World Report, Acton Research Director Samuel Gregg maps out the EU’s origins and decline, and Britain’s consequential cry to leave its grasp. Continue Reading...