The Ethical Argument for Free Trade – Daniel Hannan on Brexit
Alex Manning and Nick Gillespie, Reason.com
Hannan believes the U.K. should take charge of its own economic destiny. “I want people to be making the ethical argument for free trade as the supreme instrument of poverty alleviation, of conflict resolution and of social justice,” Hannan says.
Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse
Nicholas Casey, New York Times
Venezuela was once one of Latin America’s richest countries, flush with oil wealth that attracted immigrants from places as varied as Europe and the Middle East. But after President Hugo Chávez vowed to break the country’s economic elite and redistribute wealth to the poor, the rich and middle class fled to more welcoming countries in droves, creating what demographers describe as Venezuela’s first diaspora.
Pope Francis: Grace, not money, must guide financial choices of religious
Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
“The hypocrisy of consecrated men and women who live like the rich wounds the consciences of the faithful and damages the church,” Pope Francis wrote to treasurers of religious orders who were in Rome for a symposium on economics and religious life.
Meet the Christian Who Transformed the U.S. Mint
Bethany Jenkins, TGC
In 2006, when Ed Moy became director of the U.S. Mint, employee morale was incredibly low. The Best Places to Work in Federal Government ranked it number 211 out of 217 Federal agencies. No one wanted to work there, and Ed wanted to change that.