Is It Ethical to Defy Evacuation Orders?

Despite requests to evacuate the area targeted by Hurricane Sandy, numerous residents in the northeast refused to leave their homes. Their decisions to defy evacuation orders, said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, were “selfish” and morally unjustified. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 11.05.12

Speaking into the Silence: Conservatives and Poverty Josh Good, Values & Capitalism Conservatives need to do a better job applying the American Dream to all strata of society. “My party has a vision for making our communities stronger,” Ryan said, “but we don’t always do a good job of laying out that vision.” Faith, Economics & Liberation Theology Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics Liberation theology emerged as a reaction against poverty and social injustice. Continue Reading...

Report: Catholic Bishops Warn of Refugee Crisis in Syria

On the National Catholic Register, Joan Frawley Desmond has a round up on the deepening crisis in Syria. She writes that Pope Benedict XVI, on his recent visit to Lebanon, “urged rival political, ethnic and religious groups to overcome their differences and find common ground for the sake of peace.” The Vatican soon announced that it would send a papal delegation to Syria, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 11.02.12

Is Marriage the Key to Prosperity? Ericka Andersen, The Foundry What’s the number one antidote to child poverty in America? Marriage. Arthur Brooks and Steve Forbes on the Morality of Free Markets Values & Capitalism In this video, John Stossel talks with Steve Forbes and Arthur Brooks about the moral case for free enterprise. Continue Reading...

ResearchLinks – 11.02.12

Encyclopedia Entry: “Arts” Tyler Cowen. The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. 2d ed. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2007. General economic principles govern the arts. Most important, artists use scarce means to achieve ends—and therefore recognize trade-offs, the defining aspects of economic behavior. Continue Reading...