Cutting Budgets and Taxes

Both of our major political parties have missed what seems so obvious. One says that we need more tax cuts to strengthen the economy. This is correct. The problem is that they are not willing to also make serious budget cuts. Continue Reading...

Austrians at Acton University 2006

A contingent from Austria that attended last year’s Acton University produced a video on their experiences: Want to learn more? Register for next month’s Acton University 2007 (June 12-15, 2007) today. Continue Reading...

Sponsor a Child’s Education

There are details about how you can sponsor a child to receive an education at the new Christian Primary School in Kabala, Sierra Leone at the project’s blog. The school is an effort pursued by Fraser Valley Christian High School in Surrey, British Columbia, in conjunction with Christian Extension Services in Sierra Leone. Continue Reading...

New Bookshoppe Items

There are two new items that should be noted in the Acton Bookshoppe. The first is The Call of the Entrepreneur DVD which is now available for pre-order. The DVD is not expected to ship until the fall but you can start lining up for one of the first copies right now. Continue Reading...

The (Civil) Religion Test

Commentators call it “The Religion Test.” What does it mean when the Constitution says there should be no religious test for holding office in the United States? Historically it has plainly meant that no candidate, be they a Quaker, a Baptist, a Pentecostal or a Mormon can be barred from office because of their religion. Continue Reading...

Business Ed in Catholic Universities Conference

The John Ryan Institute at the University of St. Thomas announces its 2008 symposium in the series Catholic Social Thought and Management, to be on the topic of “Business Education at Catholic Universities.” These biennial conferences are large affairs encompassing a refreshingly diverse array of viewpoints. Continue Reading...

Changing the Shape of Magazine Delivery

New postal rates went into effect yesterday, but the biggest impact of the new rates and policies hasn’t yet been felt. A new set of policies governing the delivery of magazines through the mail has been postponed until July. Continue Reading...

Christians in the Marketplace

This week’s ACT 3 weekly essay, “Why Christians Ought to Make a Difference in the Marketplace,” by David L. Bahnsen: I have heard it said in my life on more than one occasion that God sent his Son to save souls. Continue Reading...

Do unto Music as is Done unto Movies

There once was a time when it was, in practice at least, more difficult and costly to copy videocassette tapes than it was music tapes, compact discs, or computer programs. That, in part, is the justification for how the US Copyright code treats music and computer software differently than, say, movies. Continue Reading...