PowerLinks – 08.06.12

Greed wasn’t good in the Middle Ages – historian looks at medieval business ethics Camille Brown, Medievalists.net In describing the contradiction between present-day business attitudes and a medieval mindset, Stokes said, “A medieval businessman would surely be impressed by the successes of his modern descendants, but he would also despise them as men without honor or virtue.” More Than Money – Economics As Stewardship Anne Bradley, nstitute for Faith, Work & Economics Why is it important to focus on faith, work, AND economics? Continue Reading...

The Faith of a Young Entrepreneur

In 2010 Alexandra Abraham slipped on a wet floor and into a business idea. According to Forbes magazine, U.S. restaurants face an estimated $2 billion in “slip and fall” lawsuits each year. Continue Reading...

ResearchLinks – 08.03.2012

Articles: “Invited Articles: Business as Mission” Journal of Biblical Integration in Business 15, no. 1 (Spring 2012) The most recent issue of JBIB focuses on the subject of hybrid business and features a controversy on the subject of Business as Mission. Continue Reading...

The Prospects of More QE for Economic Stimulus: A Lesson from History

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Jon Hilsenrath and Kristina Peterson report, “The Federal Reserve is heading toward launching a new round of stimulus to buck up the weak economy, but stopped short of doing so right away.” The predicted means of stimulating the economy is another round of the unconventional policy of quantitative easing (QE), i.e. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 08.02.12

Five Myths About Free Enterprise Values & Capitalism Given the economic hardships the United States has endured in recent years, it is tempting to conclude that free markets are no longer best for us — but that would misread our history, and buy into myths about the impact of free enterprise. Continue Reading...

Movie Review: ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’

From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine comes this charming mix of comedy, suspense, drama, and—possibly—science fiction. Safety Not Guaranteed is the story of melancholy Darius (Aubrey Plaza), an intern at a Seattle magazine, who goes on assignment with reporter Jeff (Jake M. Continue Reading...

The High Cost of Conscience

The Obama administration’s controversial contraception-abortifacient mandate goes into effect yesterday, creating a difficult choice for pro-life business owners. If employers don’t change their plans, they will be hit with fines of up to $100 per employee per day. Continue Reading...

HHS Mandate Round-up

The Obamacare HHS provision went into effect yesterday. Here is a round-up of posts with reaction to that. The Day After the HHS Mandate Kicked In Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review Online Kolesar is a part owner of this family business established in 1961. Continue Reading...