The Mormon Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

In The New Republic, historian Jackson Lears explores the transition from 19th-century communitarianism to 20-century capitalist boosterism in Mormon culture: The assumption behind much of the “Mormon moment” chatter is that Mormons are especially suited for success in the brave new world of unregulated capital: tanned, rested, and ready. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 11.01.12

Taxed for Wearing Their Heads Anthony Esolen, Public Discourse The Anti-Federalists’ early fear about Congress’s taxing power—that it would result in a tax on humans’ very existence—are now realized in the Supreme Court’s upholding of Obamacare. Continue Reading...